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Cemeteries have been an interest of mine for almost 30 years. Digital cameras have made it possible to take millions of pictures - basically for free. I began photographing family tombstones about 15 years ago just so I could document my genealogy efforts. A friend and I have taken over 9,000 pics in one cemetery (finished in 2012) and we have taken thousands more, over 52,000, in several other local cemeteries. I have taken pics of all the tombstones in the cemetery where my late husband and his family are buried. Not a big place, but historic. He stated before he died that the cemetery used to be "full" of tombstones, but due to age and vandalism, there are probably less than 300 left. Many of those are broken or knocked down. This is why it is so important to have pictures of what is left!!
We have submitted a lot of our pics to our local library's genealogy section.
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