Time’s A-Wastin’!

Every time I hear of another cemetery threatened by catastrophic weather or destroyed by vandals, I feel a greater sense of urgency to photograph headstones.

Although a picture cannot replace a monument, it can provide a record for the family, law enforcement or insurance companies who may wish to replace a damaged memorial.

Thoughts of tragedy aside, just seeing a photo of an ancestor’s headstone could bring joy to a descendant.

C’mon folks, summer is officially in full swing and photo opportunities abound!


Headstones at Chicago’s Acacia Park Cemetery waiting to be photographed.

Please consider taking headstone photos in your local cemetery and sharing them on Find A Grave.

Someone out there is certain to appreciate your efforts.

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