Sunday, April 30, 2006's Virtual Cemeteries

I stumbled onto their website about 6 months ago, while doing a Google search on an ancestor, and now I find myself strolling cemeteries on my lunch hour, photographing tombstones to contribute back to the genealogical community.

You can create a memorial even if you do not know in which cemetery your relatives are buried. You can also leave 'virtual flowers' and upload photographs and biographical information.

Originally designed to be a site where you could locate graves of the rich and famous, many researchers also use FindAGrave to enter internments from smaller, family cemeteries. I've had some success in locating photographs of tombstones in distant cemeteries. When the opportunity presents itself, I reciprocate in kind.

Check out the listings of the virtual cemeteries I've created for my branches of the family tree.


Chris said...

I too beliong to I get requests a couple of times a week. So, how did you come across my blog? And are we long lost relatives since we have the same last name? It wouldn't surprise me!

Travis LeMaster said...

We maybe long lost cousins - but I would have to know more about your direct line - feel free to email me with details.