I come from third great grandparents who were African slaves in Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. There is almost no information out there for descendants of American slaves, so I volunteer at mainly African American cemeteries and try to enter as much information from African American Newspapers as I can.
I know how hard it is to get "stuck" doing genealogical research and sometimes a simple date or photo of a headstone can help. I also include the GPS location of the grave so that visitors can walk directly to the grave (It's what I'd want ;).
You are welcome to use any photo of the headstones I have taken for any use whatsoever. No need to ask!
I am available to photograph headstones in the Los Angeles County area. I have no problem re-taking or removing a photo either. If you wish for me to transfer any of my memorials to you, please let me know. Unless I am a direct descendant, I will gladly transfer them to you.
My primary names are:
in Alabama: Baker, Scales, Talley, Allison, Dunn
in Colorado: Bass, Danforth
In Iowa: Danforth
in Kansas: Spears, Bass, Scott, Evans, Gregg, Brown, Stonestreet
in Kentucky: Gregg, Woods
in Missouri: Spears, Bass, Woods, Clay, Ross, and Scott
in Nebraska: Wright, Bass
in North Carolina: Baker
in Virginia: Woods, Morris
Interests: African American Genealogy, Giving back, Hot Toddies and Sweet Potato Pie
African American Cemeteries (or those with segregated sections) in Los Angeles for those who died in late 1800s-mid 1900s:
Evergreen Cemetery, Angelus Rosedale, Lincoln Memorial Park, Paradise Memorial Park, Mountain View Altadena, Woodlawn Cemetery - Compton, Woodlawn Cemetery - Santa Monica
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