I am a former elementary school teacher, and writer-published in children's magazines such as Highlights For Children, and woman's magazines.
While it is wonderful to record all the headstone dates and locations, it is even more amazing to discover their stories. Each one of those headstones is a marker in a storybook about a special person, and their family.
My sponsorships are in honor of my Aunt Doll (Valere Carey) who always made sure all the graves had flowers. She would have loved Find A Grave.
Before you get started, read all the FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions. The only dumb question is the one you were too hesitant to ask.
If you have an edit or correction, please include your sources. Please do not suggest using all caps as this is generally considered internet shouting.
Many, many thanks to all who are recording these grave sites so that ancestors will never be forgotten. You are treasures.
***Many of my memorials were transcribed from the Old Sacramento City Cemetery Burial Index. You may find additional information on individual graves by consulting their burial index including specific reinterment, deeding, and plot locations including page, lot, and tier. --
Do check out the new Find A Grave App which will allow batch addition of photos and automatic GPS information-- much easier to use than traditional plot numbers, https://www.facebook.com/groups/534942869983407/
(All my photos and text are copyrighted by me, and may not be used by Ancestry, or others without my permission.)
"To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die." Thomas Campbell
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~ Plato