I like photographing headstones, especially the old ones. It's important to document the old stones before they are gone! We like going to the little country cemeteries, who knew it was this addicting?
I have photographed several cemeteries in Whiteside, Lee and Bureau counties in Illinois including Coloma township in Rock Falls, Edford township in Henry county, Kingsbury Presbyterian in Newton township and Nelson Pioneer cemetery in Lee county. I am currently working photographing Lyndon & Sterling Riverside.
Many memorials I make I have researched through online newspapers, local library resources and ancestry. I enter them with the thought that a family member or descendant may be searching for them. Knowing that there are errors in these old newspapers and documents, please keep that in mind when researching your ancestors. If you have conflicting, valid information, please let me know. This is a group effort!
I'm happy to transfer memorials within guidelines (and sometimes a little out) if you promise to take care of them and I'm not related. This isn't a numbers game.
PLEASE practice good genealogy and do your own research!! Not every tree on ancestry is right!
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