I love the detective work involving in putting the pieces of historical puzzles back together. My direct family lines go back to Jamestown, the Mayflower (passengers: Stephen Hopkins, Constance Hopkins and Degory Priest), the Massachusetts accused witch trials (Mary Bliss Parsons & Rebekah Eames), the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Civil War, WW1 & WW2, etc.
It has been great to 'meet' other findagrave members, as well as new family and friends, and I really value these wonderful new connections. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard on this website!
I am related to about 70% of the memorials that I created and/or maintain and like to make them as complete as possible by adding photos, linking relatives and including record info whenever possible. I am not a hoarder and would be happy to transfer any memorials where there is no family relation. I don't care about the Findagrave suggested guidelines - family should ideally be with family and it doesn't matter to me if you are a second great-grandson or a niece. I appreciate any additions or corrections anyone may have.
*Please feel free to use any of my gravestone photos, but please contact me first before using any personal family pictures I have posted.