- Member for
- 5 years · 10 months · 5 days
- Find A Grave ID
My interest in geneology is rather recent; my wonderful husband gave me a subscription to Ancestory.com as a mothers day gift just this May. I joined findagrave after a link from ancestory led me here to a picture of the headstone of my 5xGreat-grandfather.
I signed up and became a photo volunteer, even though I'm still trying to learn how the find-a-grave community and features work. Ever since i can remember I've had a reverent interested in old cemeteries. I enjoy taking my children on "adventures" to escape, to explore, to chart and to imagine. Even before joining this site, I've been known to stop when I see an old cemetery just to tiptoe through it and imagine about the lives marked there.
I am so excited about the idea of being able to go out on adventures to locate old forgotten cemeteries and photograph them for people who want to cherish the memories of those interred there. It's something I would enjoy doing anyway, but the reward of actually being able to talk to the relatives of the people buried and getting to hear little anecdotes about their lives- how rewarding!! I can't want to get started!
I look forward to becoming involved in this community and being as helpful as I can. I hope to make new friends here and ask for any tips or request you might have as I feel out this new hobby.
(I'm also a 32 year old mother of four, and a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University where I study molecular biology.)