Tim Osborne

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I Started researching my family tree on Ancestry.com and this is where I became familiar with "Find A Grave". The poem below, pretty much sums it up.

The Recording of a Cemetery
by Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In a heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw there the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lied beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.
* Please don't attach death certificates, marriage, military records, etc, to memorials. They make a memorial look tacky. Everyone has access to these documents on Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org or Fold3.com, for their own personal records.

*Before attaching a photo to a memorial, make sure it's large enough and legible if possible, so people can view it without difficulty. No one wants to look at a photo too small or blurry to read. F-A-G allows up to 8mb per photo.

If for some reason you've attached a photo to a memorial and it's in the vertical position or upside down, click on the photo you want to rotate. You will notice underneath the photo, F-A-G has added two rotation arrows that will allow you to rotate your photo to the proper viewing position. When you're finished, click on the (X) to close, and your done.

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