I have visited Find A Grave on many occasions. Recently I realized the value of becoming a member, and helping others as others have helped me. I am starting with my family members as I research my family heritage. I understand how meaningful it is for those who live far from their family roots to be able to have a connection with their ancestors. My ancestors are mainly in Northern Indiana.
My family research includes the John Phillip Huff family, Feikert, Castleman, Nelson & Nohelty.
This comment below isn't mine but I saw how true it was within a short time of being on Find A Grave. I copied this to share from another member's site:
I think it is really a shame what findagrave has evolved into. What started as a noble way to link people with graves of loved ones they could never hope to see, and with the generations that had preceded them, has turned into a game for some.
Memorials have turned into a kind of "trading card", a competition of who can own the most memorials and post the highest numbers. What has been forgotten by many is that these are people, loved in life and death, not a commodity to be traded or owned.
My apologies to those that have pure motives. I hope there are more of us than there are of them.