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From: Alta Flynt <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Visiting graves of ancestors
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 13:02:13 -0600
Perhaps the people who "put" the flowers on the graves do not do it in
person. I live in Texas and my parents' graves are in New York state.
I call the local florist every May and have silk flowers put on their
grave. If it's not too big an area, you might contact the local florist
and ask them to give your information to whoever gets the flowers for
the grave. This probably won't work for some place like Chicago or New
York City, but it might for a small town. You might also contact the
sexton or cemetery association. Just a thought. Hope it gives you an
idea of how to find a new cousin.
Christine Jones wrote:
> Last year I was fortunate to be able to locate the graves of two of my
> great great grandparents and four of my great grandparents. I was so
> excited to find flowers on my great grandparents' graves. I told my husband
> I wouldn't mind staying at the cemetery this year for a couple of days to
> see who put the flowers on the graves to exchange information! My husband
> just rolled his eyes. I don't think he shares my enthusiasm for finding new
> Trying to be more practical, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions
> for leaving a message in a cemetery to locate possible relatives? Hope that
> doesn't sound too strange. These are gravestones that are standing upright
> but there are others that are flat in the ground. The graves that I visited
> are about 80 - 200 miles away from my home so I don't have a clue what city
> to start looking in and I didn't even know I still had relatives in that
> area. I would think I would need to use something covered in plastic in
> case it rains - a notecard or ?. I also don't want the people who mow the
> grass to destroy the note.
> Could someone help me with their suggestions of a way to do this? I'd be
> interested if someone has a story to share of a similar experience of this
> sort that worked.
> Thank you. Christine Jones (Utah)
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