I started tracing my family tree in 1997. I live in San Diego and have to do much of my work long distance and have often depended on the kindness of strangers.
When I found Findagrave I saw it as a way to honor my ancestors and provide help to those who have loved ones buried here. Not everyone in my family gets this, but I enjoy tramping through cemeteries.
Unless otherwise stated, I don't consider my photographs to be copyrighted. If you wish to use them for family histories, please feel free to do so (though it would be kind to let me know).
I continue to look for opportunities to expand the Findagrave database. If you see my virtual cemetery list, you can see that I have a number of Catholic clergy there. Priests, monks, brothers, and nuns are all celibate and don't have children to visit their graves. Bearing that in mind I like to think this increases the number of visitors they receive.
Ilda Meneses SS Claims Index Name: Ilda Delrio; [Ilda Meneses] SSN:117306967 Gender:Female Race:White Birth Date:13 Nov 1928 Birth Place: Casbarien, Cuba Father Name:Geraldo Delrio Mother Name:Gudelia Garces Death Date:22 Nov 1998 Type of Claim: Original SSN. Notes: Oct 1955: Name listed as ILDA DELRIO; Jul 1964: Name listed as ILDA MENESES Regards, PMS Sillix
photo rqst Jose Palacios Hello Tom I noticed your photo request for Jose. In the notes on his page, there is no headstone. that's why the dates are missing. I got the location info on the map for a close by memorial.
Bio Esp, I just read your Bio, I'm so glad you joined Find A Grave, and that you are so kind to be thinking of other people and helping them by sharing info on this website. I totally understand how you feel about having this info available to others because we can't all travel to see the gravesites. I too enjoy helping others and when I walk through a cemetery, I find it peaceful. Thanks for helping others, your friend in genealogy, Sharon of Michigan