About This Blog

Over time, I have taken many pictures of Headstones of my wife's ancestors as well as my own. I will share them here. Information that is available will be posted as well.

In doing some family research for a friend of mine, I found a cemetery that was full of genealogy information for this friends ancestors. I found this specific Cemetery was found by using the Find-A-Grave website. Looking at that website and what is provides, I started to contribute to that website.

My Profile on Find-A-Grave can be found here:

Being a beginning Blogger and the Genealogy Blogging Community, I started to participating in Tombstone Tuesday, as weekly posting. This blog is part of that activity. It is hoped that it will have updates on Tuesdays.

A group of Bloggers started an online association, so I became A Member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

And the rest, as they say, Is History.

If you have questions or comments, please leave a comment on the Blog.

Thank you,



  1. Very nice endeavor, Russ! It as caused me to think about this activity some more. I've always been interested in finding graves, and have a few successes so far. Unfortunately I don't live in the same region as my ancestors, but perhaps that's just due to lack of searching. I'm sure I can find distant cousins that lived in my general area. :)

    ~Mike Bronner

  2. Mike,

    Thank you for the comment.

    Just a thought, and it has worked for me, Take pictures of your local cemetery (ies), post them on Find-A-Grave. Related to you or not.

    I have been dong this for a couple of years.

    Then, a couple of weeks ago, I saw a blog entry, for Tombstone Tuesday, and I found 4 of my ancestors headstones from Kansas. Not only that, but the Blogger went back a couple of weeks later and looked again.

    I double post my pictures. One here, and the other on Find-A-Grave. You just never know when one of your pictures will show up.

    I am going through about 12 years of cemetery headstones and putting them up a couple pictures a week, or sometimes I'll go in a spurt, like now.

    Good luck,


  3. thanx for doing this :)

    have a question.... you say these are people related to you or your wife ?? if so are we related in some way? my grandmother was Audrey E Larrison .... she was a fifty or so year resident of long valley (german valley) she lived accross the street from the old welsh farms ...... my mother is donna larrison .

    thanx again. my email is pcrepairman2906@yahoo.com

    1. anonymous,

      Some of the people on this blog are family. Many, however, are from cemeteries in the area where I live. Long Valley is over the mountain from where I live.

      Thank you,