If you’re like me, you’re turning more and more to the indexed tombstone images on sites like BillionGraves and Find A Grave. These have helped me to find death dates and burial places for my ancestors and their spouses, children, siblings and parents. Sometimes I even discover new relatives. Simply finding someone with your ancestral surname buried near your relative is a clue to look into that person’s life. The principle of researching your ancestor’s neighbors and friends applies to their final resting place!
Now you can join others who are adding more burials to Find A Grave, which already has 100 million records. Saturday, October 18 is Find A Grave Community Day, described as “a day to pull together people from all walks of life to a common purpose of helping gravesites..be remembered.” Click here to learn more about participating in this global cemetery meetup. And click on these sites to explore their fantastic resources: Find A Grave and BillionGraves.