Sunday, December 28, 2008

Find a Grave

One of the great web sites for genealogy research is Find A Grave
It is a totally user supported and generated online database of cemetery records. Someone creates a free user account and then adds cemetery records and they have an option to add photos of the person, grave marker and a bio.

Findagrave started in 1995 and now has over 24,000,000 records! I became a contributor since I had already documented burials at several family cemeteries but my contributions pale in comparison to other members. One member has contributed over a million memorials and 100,000 photos of grave markers in military cemeteries.
People want to see the graves of their family members and may never be able to visit them in person. Findagrave is one way they can do this. If you want to volunteer you can sign-up as a member and if someone wants a photo of a grave marker in your area you receive an email. You have the option to accept or decline the request.

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