I know about findagrave, and I see that there are 62 photo requests. I plan on getting some of them fulfilled. What I was referring to was the possibility of getting others involved. I have had problems tracing my family, and thought it would be nice to help get all our graves listed. Currently 62% is photographed.
When researching my family I like to get a copy of the written record. I have found there to be many spelling mistakes, and by seeing the cemetery papers or whatever is logged along with gravestone, you can get more information.
To take it farther would be to put it in a website for our area and add in an area where a person can log on and add facts about the family members/friends. Things such as relatives names, birth and death, residences, marriages. This would have to have a way to deduce how accurate the information is, like inserted by aunt, or census record number.
This would all help people to find links to their family trees. I spent 10 years trying to find a short lived marriage my father had before my mother. I had seen an article when I was younger that my father had that showed the death of a boy. We had a 18 - 20 boy year old come and see us when we were young. All we knew was Jimmy. He never told anyone his last name. He tried to get employment from my father but because he refused a last name my father wouldn't not hire him. I was too little but my older brother and sisters said he came often and would stay and play with us kids. The article was a obit where he died and that is how dad found out that this boy was his son. He was listed in the survived by part of the obit When my mother and father passed away, I looked for that obit but it was gone..
We never knew who the mother was, but recently I found the correct information. Sadly she has passed also.
By providing a place to gather more information situations like mine could be avoided or at least a trail to follow could be found. It is just a thought, but I would be willing to participate in anyway I can. I am going to start by trying to get pictures of the 62 requests fulfilled.
Is there a Historical Society in our area that does this, or are they only concentrating in Buildings, city history?Help tracking down the grave and getting all the photos would help to get this done faster.