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|Not a new member but have changed account #s & email contact info 8/14/13.|
I am a local history researcher - strongly believe in "sharing with others". I have spent many years in both genealogy collections and visiting cemeteries. I will never pass by a cemetery and not think of the thousands of stories going untold. Although other sites might be best for lengthy "histories & family data", a site that only contains a name, DOB, DOD is missing the point of "honoring those who came and left before us". Those posted as "unknown - unknown" are heartbreaking to see.
When sites are transferred to me, the purpose is to add bio info & family links so that others may find them.
Per FAG.com rules NO links will be made to "unknown burial sites".
Some believe that "family links" are distractions but I very much disagree. Our families all meant a great deal to each other during their lifetimes and so NOT to "join them in death"would be most uncaring and would not respect their lives.
"In every conceivable way, the family is our link to the past, our bridge to the future."
Alex Hailey, author "Roots"
Many early ancestors were buried in unnamed cemeteries on private land. If the death is recorded and burial was listed as "private land", this means that it is a "known burial". I believe that this site is for finding graves - not finding (alas) "tombstones". Sadly, many "known headstones" may still contain incorrect data.
I will never be a "numbers person" but do appreciate those of the FAG.com volunteers who attempt to handle more than 10,000 sites. Sincerely don't know how you do it.
I know how important it is to bridge the distance between ourselves and our ancestors - anything I can do to help others, I will do. Every entry made deserves "verified source records" posted so that others may benefit.