Find A Grave

December 15, 2009

Earlier this year, a fellow genealogist from Michigan told us about a useful site called Find A Grave.  Because I have found it to be such a help in my own research, I want to pass on the information to others.

In the words of its founder:

Find A Grave is a resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and ‘famous’ individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff. Find A Grave memorials can contain rich content including photos, biographies and dates.

Volunteers, such as my wife and myself, supply information and photos of graves and of the individual, if available.  One can do a search by name or by cemetery.  While most of the data base is of U.S. graves, the site is worldwide.  I encourage all genealogy researchers to visit this site and experience its ease of use and the value of its information.  You might find yourself volunteering a little of your time to take photographs for others or to “manage” your own virtual cemeteries.  Visit the site by going to findagrave.com.  Happy searching!

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