Genealogy - isn't it addictive? My mother's interest rubbed off on me back in mid 1970.
She would visit relatives and as they discussed relationships, she would write the info on a note pad and later type those notes so others could read them. Of course this was about 12 years before the introduction of personal computers.
I became somewhat interested by helping her fill out a genealogy chart that was in a kit she had purchased.
In addition to her visits to relatives, cousins, etc. she also visited the local library and read published genealogy books, and scrolled through the microfilm reels.
Times have sure changed. We still have books for research, but we can now search the US Census from our home computer and do so much more.
My research is mostly in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and North Carolina.
(Note: As a courtesy, please contact me for permission to use any of my photographs).
Charles R. Whitlock Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Charles Whitlock's grave. It's a shame that it has fallen over, but nevertheless, I appreciate you fulfilling my request. Take care and best wishes, Gail Karch Helton
Thank you Thank you so much for taking the nice photograph of Lester Hancock's tombstones. I appreciate the fact you traveled to this cemetery, took the picture at his gravesite and attached it to his site here on find a grave.
Marker Photos @ Herrin City Cemetery Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of markers for John Thompson and his wife Nellie May (Smith) Thompson McInturff. Your contributions to Find A Grave are greatly appreciated.
Lon Church Thank you very much for taking a picture of Lon's gravestone. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!
Did you happen to notice whether or not his wife was buried beside him? She isn't on Find A Grave, and I cannot find a death certificate for her. I don't want to create a memorial without being sure where she was laid to rest.