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!
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.