Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - It's Find-a-Grave Time

From Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings:

Hey genea-searchers, it's SATURDAY NIGHT ... time for more GENEALOGY FUN!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Go to the Find-a-Grave website ( and search for ancestors that you don't know the burial location of.   How far back in time did you have to go to find this person?  Hint #1 - use your ancestor list to help you.  Hint #2 - don't forget to use the last surname for females!

2)  If you think that Find-a-Grave will not have your persons of interest, then check another burial index that might help you.

3)  Tell us about your search - who did you look for, and who was the first ancestor that you found that you did not have a burial location for previously?  Write your own blog post, or make a comment on this post.

I love Find a Grave and use it all the time... so #1, it was a no-brainer for me to join in on this Saturday night fun, but #2, using it so often made it kind of difficult to figure out who I didn't know their burial location!

Here's what I came up with: 
  1. Carol (Andrews) Way, died 1983 in Florida.  No listing.
  2. Mary E. (Atwood) Hubbard, unknown date or place of death. No listing.
  3. Curtis Manning Barwick, died 1902 in Georgia.  Success!  He has a listing complete with a picture of his tombstone.  He is buried in the Barwick Cemetery, Norristown, Emanuel County, Georgia.
  4. Elijah Samuel Beasley, unknown date or place of death.  No listing.
  5. Harriet (Beaty) Pullen, died 1943, place unknown.  No listing.
  6. Earnest Boulineau, died 1987, place unknown.  Success!  He has a listing complete with a picture of his headstone.  He is buried in the Oaky Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnson County, Georgia.
  7. Clifford K. Brantley, died 1964, place unknown.  No listing.
  8. James Thurman Drake, unknown date or place of death.  No listing.
  9. William Dewey Harrison, died 1980, place unknown.  No listing.
  10. Eleanor V. (Schwalls) Wilson, unknown date or place of death.  No listing.
That's all I looked up tonight, but I agree with Randy.  There are many more potentials in my database that I can search for on Find A Grave!      

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