FindAGrave is a great genealogical source. But, like any source, it must be used with care. Like any published source used in family history research, the information it contains must be evaluated to determine it's perceived reliability.
When I cite FindAGrave pages and analyze the information that they contain, I make a distinction between information located in the "Memorial" and the "Photos" portions of the site. My citation indicates whether I used the "Memorial" page or the "Photos" page.
The information on the "Memorial" section could be information that the compiler:
- copied from an obituary
- copied directly from the tombstone
- copied from a published book of cemetery transcriptions
- copied from an unpublished set of cemetery transcriptions
- copied from death certifiates
- copied from an unknown location