I enjoy visiting cemeteries looking for the burial locations of long-lost relations. There’s a sense of connection you feel standing in a place where family is resting. Unfortunately, traveling to those locations is not always possible.
Now you can find grave sites and burial information—sometimes including photos of gravestones—online. Family researchers, genealogy buffs, and local historians have contributed information from cemeteries all over the country. You can take advantage of their kindness to locate family members you’ve been searching for.
Here are some of the web sites that I’ve used:
- Find A Grave (found a lot!)
- Cemetery Junction
- National Veterans Website (find an American Vet’s grave site)
- Tombstone Transcription Project
If you do find someone you’ve been looking for, show a little kindness to someone else and share some of the information you’ve collected. You never know when it’ll lead to a family connection!