Friday, June 4, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Challenge 22

Spending some time at Find-A-Grave.com and seeing what it is all about is our challenge of the week. I have been visiting Find A Grave for a little over a year now. I am a contributor and a photo volunteer. My time as a photo volunteer is short, only a month. I think I chose the wrong month to start...requests by the twos and threes were coming in daily the week before and after Memorial Day!

To date I have been able to add 13 memorials, 23 photos and fulfill 10 photo requests. It has been an interesting experience and I had no idea how isolated some cemeteries are. I also am hoping some of my photo requests will be fulfilled soon by volunteers in other areas of the country.

I haven't been using Find A Grave to it's potential. The volume of memorials and photos continues to grow and I wasn't tapping into that resource. I had been at a stand still on my Allen and Gaines lines in Clark County Kentucky. Find A Grave has me moving again! Don't miss the opportunity to add to your family history research, visit Find A Grave soon.