I started genealogical research relatively recently, and found Find A Grave to be enormously helpful. I am SO appreciative of the many contributors who created memorials and posted photos for my ancestors. The information gained from these memorials has really furthered my research -- for one side of the family. When I couldn't find anything on the other side of my family I became a contributor, and decided to “pay it forward” to help others find their family members.
In creating memorials for those I’m not related to (which is most of them), I depend on online records for maiden names and family links. I try not to make “guesses” or link people that look like they should be related when I haven’t found documentation. That’s where I depend on edits from others – family members who can tell me that those 2 people really are husband and wife, or if I’ve misread the handwriting for a maiden name.
I'm currently photographing sections of Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA, where I have several close and many distant relatives. I also volunteer to photograph local graves near my home in Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA.
Please feel free to use and share my photos. I will gladly transfer memorials over to family members.
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