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!

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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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