Category Archives: Find-A-Grave

Why My Uncle and Aunt Aren’t on Any Graving Website – Tombstone Tuesdays April 30, 2019

My uncle died in 2008; his wife died in 1993. I know when they died according to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). I know the county in Florida where they died. I don’t know if they died at home … Continue reading

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Jacob Daniel DeShazer, Doolittle Raider, Missionary – Forgiveness Sundays April 28, 2019

In visiting Jacob’s Find-A-Grave memorial – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25377246/jacob-daniel-de_shazer, I noticed the following quote left by somebody who added a Virtual Flower: I was fortunate to hear Jake DeShazer speak in church many years ago. It was a joy to hear his … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raid Anniversary April 18, 1942 77th Anniversary

Lest we forget.  In memory of and to honor those 80 men who participated in the Doolittle Raid and those who served on the ships and provided other support for the raid. Out of 80 Doolittle Raiders, some did not … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between BillionGraves and Find A Grave? Part I: For Researchers – BillionGraves April 17, 2019

Disclosure: I pay a yearly subscription for BillionGraves+. I also sometimes earn free months through transcribing. In the past, I have occasionally won prizes during contests although it has been a while since I last won anything or transcribed enough … Continue reading

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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Cemeteries

This is a post I started working on years ago. There’s a Wichita, Kansas cemetery, Highland Cemetery – BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Highland-Cemetery/37991; Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/92689/highland-cemetery considered to be the first one according to many records. It was abandoned by its owners in the early … Continue reading

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RIP Richard “Dick” Cole, Doolittle Raider April 9, 2019

Updated with a link to several more Virtual Cemeteries. I was at home last night when I saw the note on Facebook about Doolittle Raider Dick Cole dying. He was 103 years old and the last surviving member of the … Continue reading

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Aberdeen, Mississippi: Lady Buried in Rocking Chair – Mississippi Mondays April 8, 2019

Found this Mississippi Mondays choice on Roadside America – Aberdeen, Mississippi: Lady Buried in Rocking Chair (Mrs. Needham Whitfield died 1887) https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/41644. Atlas Obscura: No listing located BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Old-Aberdeen-Cemetery/317610 Facebook (website or blog page): nothing found Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18551554/needham-whitfield Flickr: No … Continue reading

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Humorous Obituary of Tim Schrandt – Died March 29, 2019

This  humorous obituary, https://www.schluterbalikfuneralhome.com/obituary/tim-schrandt, showed up in at least half dozen of my Facebook groups.His Find-A-Grave memorial is https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197941022/tim-schrandt and includes a copy of the obituary.  

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Pinterest Save Button Extension / Add-on – Use with Caution

Standard Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of … Continue reading

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New Records on FamilySearch from March 2019

This is a different link than the one from my last post, https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-1-april-2019. As posted by FamilySearch on April 1, 2019, New Records on FamilySearch from March 2019: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-records-march-2019/ FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in March of 2019 with … Continue reading

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