The Tree Whisperer

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Find a Grave ID


I love "playing with the dead". Every edit I submit to memorial managers has been researched in depth.
If you have a question about an edit submission, please ask before you reject it! Please be respectful if you want to be respected in return.
What I love about the photography process of FAG is that when a request is made, a volunteer accepts; the volunteer goes out and is literally "visiting" that person at their plot. Many years may have gone by since someone has been by to visit them.

Headstones were grave markers placed at the head of the grave (some graves also had a "footstone" marking the other end). Gravestones were flat markers placed over a filled-in grave - these were very large, covering the full size of the grave. Tombstones were the actual lid of a stone coffin. There are other kinds of graves and markers too, such as mausoleums and sarcophagi. A cenotaph is a marker when no body is actually in that burial location.

I hope it leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling for each photo you take, knowing you cared to get the photo and that you cared enough to visit.

DEATH CERTIFICATES are welcomed on my memorials as they are in the public domain and, although at times there are errors, they can provide a wealth of information. Although some, but not all, death certificates are available for free on, I add them so individual's who cannot afford have access to their relative(s) documents. It's my way of paying forward. And now Findagrave is owned by

"I have been concerned about obituaries being added so I contacted 'Find a Grave' and this was their response." "Greetings... Since the move to Ancestry and the new website, newspaper obituaries, death certificates and other scanned documentation is allowed. We encourage members to move the images 'down to the bottom of the photo display' so that they are not the first thing you see when viewing a memorial page.
Thank you, Find a Grave Administration"

You are welcome to use ONLY my HEADSTONE photos, and only if I am the one who posted them. You will be able to tell by the 'The Tree Whisperer' inscription below the photo.
It is your responsibility to give reference to them when you post it elsewhere.

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