Several months ago I made a photo request on findagrave. Saturday evening I received an email from the findagrave system notifying me that my photo request had been fulfilled! As a bonus, the headstone is lovely, legible, and contains information for two additional family members. Score!
Recently the findagrave mobile app was made available for free. I downloaded it to my iphone. It seems like taking a photo and uploading it to the site will be super easy now. I haven’t tried it yet. Having a kind stranger take a photo for me has inspired thoughts of doing that myself. I think it’s time. Maybe an evening walk with my family through the local cemetery is in order. Just think how many people we can make smile when they get a happy email from findagrave.
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It is great to be able to do that with an app! I did used to do look ups for people in my local graveyards, spent hours tramping around the cemetery down the road from me and then the two other church graveyards (one is about two miles from the other and there is a third but it is quite a way from me.) Got a bit of sunstroke but managed to find some for people, took photos and transcribed what I could. I need to look through my computer to see if I still have any of the photos as I could upload them.
Great that you got such a legible headstone!
Yes, I was very pleased to be able to read it all. I do lots of volunteering within the genealogy community but this is an area I haven’t participated in yet. I think it’s time I give it a go. 🙂
I love Find A Grave! I have had many photo requests fulfilled and I have filled a few photo requests as well. Since I downloaded the app, uploading photos is so much easier! I was taking the photos with my iPhone anyway, so this just streamlines the process.
It’s also nice when people email me saying that they went through the whole cemetery and couldn’t find the grave because at least I know that someone tried and it might just be too worn down or the headstone broke.
Glad you had such a great experience with it!
I’m glad you’ve had such great experiences with it! I love using it as a resource but I haven’t fulfilled any photo requests yet. It’s time!
Doesn’t that just make your day!?! Such a great site. I need to utilize it more….thanks for the reminder.
Yes it did! It is a great website. I love the community aspect. I know there are some problems between members but in general I think it’s pretty fabulous.