----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Great resource for many reasons

Here is just one:

Family Tree Magazine DVD 2000-2009

Our genealogical society board met recently to plan our 2012 monthly programs. Instead of pulling out back-issues, of which I only have half, I opened my laptop and searched by keyword for topic ideas. Now, we don't violate copyright by copying the article, but rather use it to create our own program content. Sometimes the topic is the hardest thing to come up with. Many articles include other / online resources that we can share with our members or use in our planning.

The DVD covers 2000 - 2009. I have the 2010 DVD on my birthday list, even though I have the paper issues. Why am I telling you this on my cemetery blog? Well, Family Tree Magazine has shared a lot about cemeteries over the years and I love having access at my fingertips.

Look at the results when I searched with key words "cemeteries" and "cemetery".

And, while I got mine at a good price, it is now $10 less when I purchased mine. Here is where you can find it.

accessed 10/26/11

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation or products based on my sharing this. I just love Family Tree Magazine.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Book

I've been waiting on this book for a long time. And it was worth the wait. John has put into book form what many of us already know and experience when we take a cemetery walk.

I became online friends with John and was very surprised when I got to the acknowledgement page of the book and found my name. Thanks, John.

I will spend many more hours going back through to enjoy the beauty it contains.

Stop by Amazon or Barnes and Noble and order your copy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


and a little dust.

My cemetery buddy Kathleen and I haven't been on an outing this year due to many reasons. So, last week we made a day of it...ignoring, or trying to, the Kansas winds. Hard to do, but we visited 6 cemeteries in the county next door.

Today at lunch we laughed at how desperate we must of been.

In the photo below you can see the dust being blown from the empty field beside the cemetery.

Lutheran Cemetery
McPherson Co., KS

I found two stones that noted the family as pioneers for the area.

Erickson Stone

Ingman Stone