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There can be great value in locating our relatives, or relatives of our relatives, in the various cemetery sites available to us. One of the most popular sites is Find a Grave. Here is a little info to get you started.
“Find a Grave's mission is to help people from all over the world work together to find, record and present final disposition information as a virtual cemetery experience.” (Find a Grave)
Powered by volunteers, Find a Grave was Initially created in 1995 by Jim Tipton who liked to locate graves of famous people. It has grown to include people from all walks of life and is an amazing source of information about some of them. Find a Grave became a subsidiary of Ancestry® in 2013. A quick look at the collections available through Ancestry® yields a total of nearly 220 million memorials! This site is free, easy to use, offers iOS and Android apps, memorial search, cemetery search, and other options. It is absolutely worth becoming familiar with Find a Grave. You never know what you might find to assist you in furthering the information about your family.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
It occurred to me how fully this applies to genealogical research. We search and search and search and search, sometimes with what feels like no success. But, if we look at it the way Thomas Edison apparently viewed his work, we would see that we have been successful; successful in eliminating resources, giving us the ability to move forward with what we don't know toward what we can know. No wonder we jump for joy (or cry out!) when we finally hit the jackpot with even one piece of new information for our ancestor!
I very much appreciate being reminded of this. Now, to carry on...