Friday, May 15, 2015

Find A Grave

Find A Grave has become one of my favorite sites. For those of you who are not familiar with this cemetery/burial site, contributors post individual burial information or, in some cases, full listing of cemetery interments.

Information on the cemetery listing varies depending on what details the poster has available. It might simply be the decedent's name & years of birth & death. The entry could also include full birth & death details, obituary &/or bio with links to possible family members. The link to the person posting the data could provide a relative or just some good Samaritan interested in helping others with genealogy info.

Check the site frequently. New additions are made daily. I have found a number of relatives' burial info on Find A Grave that have helped flesh out individual stories.

There may be some incorrect postings. As with any site, cross-check the information whenever possible.

Recent finds for me: My maternal grandmother's brother's burial info, that of one of my paternal great-grandfather's brothers & a picture of ancestors John & Dolly [Jennison] Simmons from the 1850s.

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