Hi, Folks! My health issues are more or less resolved, so I'm slowly getting back into things here. I've tried to keep up with questions and requests, but if I've missed anything just let me know. Thank you for understanding!
-- Barbara T. - 9/8/2016
Please note, obituaries are copyrighted by the newspaper in which they are published. I do not add obituaries that are less than 75 years old (the standard period covered by copyright in the U.S.) without proper copyright attribution to the source. I will, however, happily add information from an obituary or a narrative you have written yourself.
I have been a family genealogist for the past 40 years, and have collected a lot of information in that time.
I was born and raised in Davidson County, NC, and most of my research is centered on Davidson County, NC, and the surrounding area, although I now live in Chapel Hill, NC.
Both of my parents passed away in 2009, and it was finding that a friend had added memorials for them here that got me started at Find-A-Grave.
I used the database to locate the grave of my maternal grandfather's sister at a small country church near Chapel Hill, and decided that it was so nearby, I just had to visit. I ended up photographing all the memorials I could find there and posted everything here! I was hooked!
My next "whole cemetery" was the small cemetery at the orphanage where my mom grew up.
Except for that, most of my Find-A-Grave contributions so far are memorials for people I'm related to, one way or another. Only in the south would you consider the "step-half sister of the grandfather of the wife of your 3rd cousin twice removed" still a "cousin"!