I am a pluviophile, taphophile, genealogist, and good "cemeterian"!
I have completed surveying and photographed 3 small cemeteries (Spanaway Cemetery, Spanaway Lutheran Cemetery & Rainier Cemetery), and Fir Lane and do some background work. I also take pics on vacations now because it's addicting. Of course I have entered as many family as I can:)
I never say I'm perfect, so just drop a kind note if there needs to be corrections made or a picture retaken:)
Here's a list of sites that are great tools!! SAVE THIS LIST
www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html www.archives.com some pay/some free stuff www.mocavo.com search engine heritage quest online thru libraries for census, etc www.genealogybank.com thru king co library for old newspapers newspaperarchives.com thru seattle public library for old newspapers www.cyndislist.com to find everything that's online www.familysearch.org for data, pics, census, u name it and even web classes to show u how-to www.accessgenealogy.com portal for info www.stevemorse.org for searches www.genealogyspot.com portal www.olivetreegenealogy.com www.digitalarchives.wa.gov for all of washington www.barbsnow.net www.rootsweb.com free free free owned by ancestry but has some different info www.usgenweb.com volunteer project by state www.google.com news, photos, u name it www.misbach.org/org/pdfcharts for charts www.censusfinder.com www.itd.nps.gov/cwss free civil war searches www.ellisisland.org for immigrations but they also came thru canada, boston, etc http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm western state marriage records www.interment.com for more graves www.cemeteryjunction.com more graves www.accessgenealogy.com www.genealogy.com www.findagrave.com volunteer grave info www.glorecords.blm.gov 3 million land grant info www.abebooks.com out of print old books www.worldcat.org for what library has a book www.genealogyintime.com search engine www.ancientfaces.com www.mundia.com www.hqrl.com historylink.org www.squidoo.com/cemetery-transcribing www.youtube.com for classes, and you never know! county auditor sites from all over the country!!! historical societies everywhere search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/default.asp?bisc=1 for pierce county obit index http://obits.southsoundclassifieds.com/obits/ 1995-present tacoma news tribune
more volunteer help: http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness_Wiki
Thank you Long story but had you not pictured this tombstone I would never have made progress on this family line as it gave me the spelling and indication of where to search next. Thank you for all your hard work!
Firlane Memorial Park Hi Boojee.. I very much appreciate your newly added photo for Firlane, of 'Garden Of Oaks'. It's a great photo. Also, how thoughtful of you to give the perfect flowers to Helga and Howard, who are in that section.
I have been adding obits (from 1929-1964) to fill in the birth/death date information for the memorials in St. Pats. There are still quite a few that I can't find because of the missing years on Ancestry. I copied 200+ of obits/marriage announcements while at the MC library in October that range from mid 1960s to early 2000s. I still have quite a few of those to go through for Cerro Gordo Co. Hopefully some of these will add more info to St. Pats, otherwise, I will have do some more research at the court house & library for those dates.