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Memorial Day and a New Project

We all know that cemetery markers serve to memorialize the dead. As we move into the Memorial Day weekend, I began thinking of all the photos I have taken of tombstones  over the years.  I have found pictures of others on the website They provide birth and death information for my ancestors when no vital record exists. Find A Grave provides a valuable service to genealogists, and I could aid the effort by furnishing photos from my own collection. At this point, I do not have the technical skills to do this, but I would like to learn. This weekend, as usual, I will visit the gravesite of my uncle, Robert Lloyd Reed, at Fort Logan National Cemetery. It will give me an opportunity to begin by photographing his headstone and inserting the image, not just at Find A Grave, but also into my own database. Thanks, Uncle Bob, for your service and for inspiring a service project of my own.

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