Tombstone Tuesday

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When Do You Post a Second Photo on Find A Grave?

Many people have varying degrees of photography skills. Some are point and shoot photographers. Others are very skilled. In the age when we’re able to take photos of gravestones, the question arises, when should we post a second photo on a Find A Grave profile (or other websites)? When I go to a cemetery I […]

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Top Ten Tips for photographing gravestones
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Top Ten 10 Tombstone Photography Tips

A great photo has the power to illicit deep emotions. A great grave stone photograph has the power to turn on the tear faucet and melt the heart. You could got to a cemetery and snap a few photos for yourself or for a service like BillionGraves or FindAGrave without much thought or preparation. And […]

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Tombstone Tuesday Tip: Make it Tidy

With lovely weather, we can head out to the cemetery and photograph stones for our own research or as a service to those desperate for the images but live too far away to do it themselves. As we photograph the stones, let’s spend a few extra minutes caring for the stones before we snap a […]

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Photographing Unevenly Lit on Stones

Have you ever had a photo from a cemetery that looks like this? Photo by Devon Lee Louise Gramlich Green Lawn Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial #75114324 It’s a mixture of shadows and bright lights falling unevenly on your stone. Why? Because the stone is situated under a tree and I visited the cemetery in […]

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Transcribe Gravestones On Site In Cemeteries

For some of us, Spring is here! And for some of you, you’re ready to go to their nearby cemetery and snap photos for FindAGrave or BillionGraves. There is one very important tip to remember. Transcribe the stone on the spot! Photo by Devon Lee Ellen S Hemler Green Lawn Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial […]

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Inspiration

Does Little Gay Gean Matter?

Does the little granddaughter of your step-aunt matter? Little Gay Gean Curlis is the daughter of Betty Bullock1  and Billy Walter Curlis2 of Ohio. Betty Bullock is the daughter of Gaynelle Henson3 and Ferman Bullock4. Gaynelle was the second wife of my great uncle Eugene Curtis Brown5. What’s more interesting is that Gaynelle is the […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: John Long Has Two Stones

With a common name like John Long, it would be easy to confuse two people as one. However, I’m 95% certain that my 3rd Great Grandfather John Long has two stones. Here’s what I know about John W Long: b. 16 February 1805 in Lycoming, Pennsylvania d. 8 October 1870 in New Haven, Huron, Ohio […]

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Gravestone Photography How To Website

Header for StonePics Website As I was posting my photos from various Ohio Cemeteries, I came across this website. It had so much useful information, my head spun. However, I tried to implement many of the tips and strategies into my own photography attempts. Cemetery & Headstone Photography: The StonePics Method If you want to […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Do People Place Stones Before They’ve Died?

Tombstone Found in Green Lawn Cemetery I’ve come across several stones that have only one date on them. I’ve often thought that perhaps these stones are children who died on the day they were born. But now, I’m not so sure. The date on this stone, Jan 29, 1912, could be a birth date and […]

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How to Photograph Gravestones When Flowers Get in the Way

I’m enjoying my journey into gravestone photography for genealogical documentary purposes. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Yes, I like taking cemetery photos and sharing them with family history researchers. I do my best to respect the ‘rules’ of cemetery photography. To not do further damage to a stone. To walk softly and clean off bird poop […]

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