Henryr10's blog: Waiting Out The Rain

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 9:31 AM

One of those dreary Saturdays....

If we get rained out from Hiking we'll head up to the Graveyard and get some more 'Stone' shots.
One of my new Winter hobbies/passions is entering data and shooting/posting photos to Find A Grave.


It's a way of helping Genealogists and Families who are too distant to physically search graveyards for tips and information.
After joining, which is free, you can then elect to receive requests for shots from cemeteries near you.
These are ID'd by location and show how far away they are.
I GUARANTEE you will find out about ones near you you never dreamed were there.

Many times though I just 'mow a row'.
That is start at one end of a row and shoot every grave in it.
Move to the next, etc....
Then look up the Cemetery, Person and start working.
If they are not listed you create a Memorial then, me anyway, flesh it out w/ a small biography found in my Genealogy sources.
It's a way of paying back previous Genealogists who's data has helped me.

A wealth of data can be found in Cemeteries besides dates.
Just by walking the grounds you can discover Family ties, Nicknames, Maiden Names, Children who died in infancy, to name a few.

PLUS every once and a while you run into a stone that is just Neat!
There are many examples of showing off wealth, status, etc...
Sometimes though one pops up that says a lot about the actual character of the deceased.



How Cool were these two!

Sometimes they show you just how much you DON'T know about the English Language....


W/o looking them up what do Consort and Relict mean....lol!

Oops Sun is out and we're off.
Look into Find A Grave....you might find your Family...
living and dead.
(I am now in contact w/ many didtant cousins I never knew about!)
One Never Knows!

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