If you are not familiar with Find A Grave you should be. It is used to record locations of graves, with a photo of the grave site, obituaries, and possibly even a photo of the person when they were very much alive. Thanks to many volunteers the site is growing by the day. You too can be a volunteer…if you like, it is painless and simple. At the very least you should check and make sure your deceased family members are in the right cemetery. Corrections can be left as a message for the person who maintains the graves online…or by email…easy peasy.
I have a number of really old obituaries thanks to women before me that saved obituaries…it may seem like an odd thing to save…but what a treasure trove of information they are. I will have to make a trip into the archives of our county newspaper for some of the really old obituaries.
Oak Grove Cemetery Memorial Day 2013For my relatives that read the blog, if you have a photo of a loved one that you would like me to scan and put online…send it to me either through snail mail or email or drop it off…I will scan it and return it to you.
I have started to keep a Find A Grave Notebook…so I can keep track of my progress.
On a side note I didn’t know much about my Great Grandmother Amanda who died in 1913. Through Find A Grave I was able to find out the names of her siblings and her Father. Interesting stuff.