Hi fellow grave-hunters. We aren't morbid, are we? No, we just want to find our relatives. I used to think that I didn't want to take up a piece of earth to place my bones and leave a marker to memorialize my life in birth and death years. But now that I'm doing family histories and research like my great Aunt Olive did for years, I'm reconsidering and wonder if 50 years from now someone may want to know where my bones are resting. hhhmmmm. My aunt spent most of her adult life conducting genealogy research and teaching it and I was very intrigued by her studies and the results. Now she's gone and I'm off on my own tangent doing genealogy and the great partner that goes with that is grave-hunting. I live on the Washington Olympic Peninsula in Port Townsend, a quaint little Victorian seaport and we have lovely old cemeteries here. I am willing to photograph anyone near me.
You are welcome to use my photos, please let me know if you wish to use one and please give photo credit whether they are mine, my mother's (Frances Brindley) or from a collection which I have specified.
My Sherriff ancestors came from England in 1857; my Brindley ancestors from Kentucky, England, Ireland, and Germany by way of Canada. The Voices came from England in 1834, some settled in the brand new city of Chicago in 1836, some moved from there up to Michigan, including my great-great grandfather, some stayed in that growing city and survived the Great Chicago Fire! The Sherriffs and their in-laws/parents, the Grays/Greys, Powers, also came from England and stayed in New York for a couple years but eventually settled in Empire, Michigan. The Brindleys came down from Ontario, Canada and were among the pioneer families of Pickford, Michigan.
I have been working on locating or completing memorials for their descendants on both my maternal and my paternal sides. Some of the names I want to memorialize are Brindley; Sherriff; Rowley; Scarberry; Voice; Cryderman; Couturier; Ames; Anderson; Ball; Wright; Elliott; Fry; Gray/Grey; Smith; Van Wormer; and so many more.
Blessings to you all.
The business my husband and I run is for vinyl record collectors. We publish record price guides for the collector and dealer in vintage vinyl music. That is so far removed from grave memorials, unless you consider that we are helping to memorialize vinyl music as much as you and I choose to memorialize our ancestors and their grave markers.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org my alternate address.
For the record-collector, check out our website at jerryosborne.com and read more about vinyl; you can also read the Ask Mr. Music column, written by my Jerry.@