Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Tiptoe Through The Tombstones"

In my "free" time I do a lot of gravestone photographing for others.

I am a volunteer for a website called My cemeteries encompass
an area of about 300 miles. These family members contact me to go to the cemetery and find their ancestors grave and then photograph it for them. I have had a great love of cemeteries since my childhood. I grew up on a farm that was located up an old country lane by a small cemetery with only 130 residents. As a child I would play there. ...OK.....maybe weird for some.....I was always curious about who these people were? Who were their families and what legacy did they leave? I truly believe this is where my love of genealogy and family history began. I thought maybe along my travels I would post some of the stones that I love, that are unique and that tell a story.


janis said...

How cool! I would love to do that! I have never heard of such a thing. Maybe Hooisers don't care so much about their gravestones.
I loved going through cemeteries! When I was a teen I found it fascinating and wondered about each life especially those who died young. The older tombstones would read...Jane Smith..died at 17 yrs 5 days.. I just found them beautiful.
Please post stories about your findings. I find it fascinating!
ps I am going to thanks for the info!

Woozle1967 said...

I'm a graveyard lover too! I have spent many a sunny afternoon wandering through graveyards and reading old tombstones. So much history to be discovered.x

Renee said...

How fantastic is this.

So cool.


Shelly said...

What a cool thing...I'm off to check out the web site. I guess when I stop and think about it I've been to a lot of cemeteries...even when I travel to foreign countries I tend to wander into them. Hmmm.