I first found this web site about 2 years ago when I "googled" the name of an uncle who had been killed in WWII, and who was buried in France. Well, a miracle appeared before my eyes; his name was on a site called findagrave.com. After entering it, I scrolled down and saw that I could leave some "virtual flowers" and a note on his memorial page, which I did.
Until about 4 or 5 weeks ago, I didn't think of it again, until his memorial page was transferred to me – whatever that meant. When I figured it out, it was exciting that I could edit his name, add information - everything! Two war grave commissions - CWGC/ABMC - are responsible for this transfer; I will find out how to thank them.
I got hooked, and I've hardly come up for air since - listing the virtual graves of my very large extended family, and doing everything else possible. My goal is to get us all linked.
Many thanks to all of you who have helped me along the way as a new member of Find A Grave. You have been gracious and kind; my hope is that it will come back to you a hundred-fold. I'm pushing 72, but even at this age, I'd like to give back to others - might even try a little photography at some tucked away cemetery or two.
These are the family lines I have been working on for about 20 years (+ or -):
Batte, Hunnicutt, Hughes, Philips (Phillips), Boirum/Boirun
White, Reynolds, Sheridan, another Hughes line, Hawthorne, Taylor
Graves, Hite, Bandy, Lanius, Harvill