Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Another View of the Rolason Family Stone


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted another photograph of a grave in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery, and this picture is another view of the Rolason Family tombstone I posted last week. I do not have any additional information on the family other than that this view is for the children of a D. M. and M. A. Rolason. Enjoy!

Google Analytics Report For November 2009

Well, another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics report. Here are the results for November 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 61 visits
  2. Canada - 5 visits
  3. Netherlands - 4 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 3 visits
  5. Malaysia - 3 visits
  6. Germany - 2 visits
  7. Russia - 2 visits
  8. Greece - 2 visits
  9. Singapore - 1 visit
  10. France - 1 visit
The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:
  1. Michigan - 13 visits
  2. Indiana - 12 visits
  3. California - 6 visits
  4. Texas - 4 visits
  5. North Carolina - 3 visits
  6. Pennsylvania - 2 visits
  7. Florida - 2 visits
  8. Oklahoma - 2 visits
  9. Virginia - 2 visits
  10. Kansas - 2 visits
The top ten articles, in number of views, are:
  1. November 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 4 views
  2. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Two - 2 views
  3. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Four - 2 views
  4. Tombstone Tuesday: A Munn Family Stone - 2 views
  5. Google Analytics Report For October 2009 - 2 views
  6. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 1 view
  7. 3rd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 1 view
  8. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part One - 1 view
  9. Tombstone Tuesday: A Grave Of A Stout Ancestor - 1 view
  10. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 1 view
Well, that is it for this month's report. To my readers, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for next months report, and enjoy!

December 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The December 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on the final resting place, and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Rolason Family Tombstone

For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted another photograph of a tombstone in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This tombstone happens to be of the Rolason Family, and I will be posting more images of this grave stone in the coming few weeks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

50th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 50th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Ruth Coker Burks, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: More Views of the Weller Tombstone


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I've included another image of the Weller family tombstone in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery that I have been posting for the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: And Another View of the Weller Family Tombstone

For this week's Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted another view of the Weller Tombstone in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery that I posted last week and the week before. I was unable to make out who this side of the tombstone was for, and I do not have any further information on the Weller family. Enjoy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

49th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 49th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Marilisa, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Belated Tombstone Tuesday: Another Weller Family Tombstone


As I promised last week, here is another photograph of Weller family tombstones in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This tombstone of another view of the tombstone posted in last week's Tombstone Tuesday, and it appears that it is for a Prudence Weller. As you can see, the writing is disappearing, and I think that is due to the grave maker being composed from marble. (I think it is marble, but I could be wrong.) Anyhow, I don't have any other information on this person other than from what is on the marker because I am not related to this family.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

48th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 48th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Grace, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

November 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The November 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on "In the news," and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Google Analytics Report For October 2009

Well, another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics Report! Here are the results for October 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 64 visits
  2. Netherlands - 4 visits
  3. Germany - 1 visit
  4. Canada - 1 visit
  5. United Kingdom - 1 visit
  6. (Not set) - 1 visit
The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:
  1. Michigan - 25 visits
  2. Indiana - 12 visits
  3. California - 4 visits
  4. Texas - 3 visits
  5. Maryland - 2 visits
  6. Tennessee - 2 visits
  7. Arkansas - 2 visits
  8. Arizona - 2 visits
  9. Virginia - 2 visits
  10. Louisiana - 2 visits
The top ten articles, in number of views, are:
  1. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 15 views
  2. Tombstone Tuesday: A Jacobs Family Tombstone - 8 views
  3. Tombstone Tuesday: Weller Family Tombstones - 6 views
  4. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 4 views
  5. Tombstone Tuesday: A Munn Family Tombstone - 4 views
  6. Tombstone Tuesday: A Taylor Tombstone - 3 views
  7. October 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 3 views
  8. This Blog is Over a Year Old! - 3 views
  9. September 2009 Archive - 2 views
  10. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part 2 - 1 view
Well, that is it for this month's report. To my readers, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for next month's report, and enjoy!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I just want to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween! Enjoy!

Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part 5

(October 31st, Note: It has been awhile since I have written anything on the search for my ancestor's grave, and since I've been busy with school, I haven't been able to post any further updates to this story since my last post. I will try my best to finish this story as soon as I can, but I cannot set a timetable due to being busy with schoolwork.)

In my previous post, my grandfather and I had just left the Three Rivers Library after our unsuccessful searching of the funeral records, and we had decided to visit the second funeral home on the list the county clerk had given me. We drove around the residential streets in the northern part of the city until we saw the funeral home on a corner. Of course, we parked the car and went inside.

Sitting at the desk inside the home was a woman, and we explained that we trying to uncover the burial place of our ancestor. We mentioned that our ancestor had died in either 1940 or 1942, but weren't certain of the date because we did not have the death certificate. (To obtain a death certificate from the city of Detroit, where our ancestor had died, you had to have the exact date of death, and at the time we did have his exact date of death. I would eventually obtain his death certificate, but that would not be until some months later.) We also mentioned that his body was transported from Detroit to the Three Rivers area, but we did not know which cemetery he was buried in. It was possible that he was buried south of Three Rivers, but that was only speculation. We gave the woman the name of our ancestor, and she looked to see if the funeral had any records of him. She did not find any records, but she explained what records a funeral home might have of a burial. She also called the sexton of Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers to find out whether or not our ancestor was buried there, but the sexton mentioned the farthest any Oswalt had been transported to the cemetery was from Grand Rapids. (That man happened to be the father of our ancestor.) In addition, the cemetery did not have any record of our ancestor being buried there.

After hanging up with the sexton of Riverside Cemetery, the woman asked if there were any other possible places he could have been buried. We mentioned that Centreville was also a location suggested, and I think I mentioned that one of our ancestor's wives was buried in the main cemetery. The lady suggested that we check with the sexton of that cemetery to see if he was buried there. (I forget if she offered to call him for us. Either way, she had helped us out immensely, and I am grateful for the assistance she gave us. I do remember that the county clerk had given me the phone numbers of the sextons in the county, and I think I mentioned that we had the number to the cemetery.)

After thanking the woman, we went back to the car, and my grandmother called the sexton of the Prairie River Cemetery. He wasn't at the cemetery, but he did agree to meet us at the cemetery. After the call, we head to the cemetery.

In the next post, I will write the story about our meeting with the sexton of Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville. Until then, enjoy, and stay tuned ...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Weller Family Tombstones


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting another photograph of tombstones from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery in Livingston County, Michigan. This time, the photograph is of several tombstones of the Weller family. As I am not related to this family, I do not have further information on them other than from the pictures I took of the tombstones. I will post more detailed images of the tombstones in the future. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

This Blog is Over a Year Old!

I cannot believe a year has gone by since I started this blog. I started this blog on October 19, 2008, or at least that is when I published my first post on this blog. I completely missed the anniversary earlier this week for a couple different reasons. I was busy writing a paper earlier this week, and then I learned that one of my relatives had passed away. So, I did not post a Tombstone Tuesday earlier this week primarily because of that news and thus, I did not feel like doing one of those posts. I'll probably start posting Tombstone Tuesday entries next week again, so I haven't discontinued the series. I just thought I would let everyone know.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Munn Family Stone


For this week's Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting another photograph of a grave in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This time, the tombstone is of a Prudence C. Munn, but unfortunately, I don't have any further information on her outside of what is on the tombstone. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Jacobs Family Tombstone

For this week's Tombstone Tuesday I have posted another photograph of a grave in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This grave is for a William Jacobs, and outside of the information on the tombstone, I do not have any further information on him. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report For September 2009

Well, another month has gone by, and that means it is time for another Google Analytics report. Here are the results for September 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 63 visits
  2. Unknown (not listed) - 5 visits
  3. Netherlands - 2 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 1 visit
  5. India - 1 visit
  6. Russia - 1 visit
The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:
  1. Michigan - 25 visits
  2. Indiana - 10 visits
  3. California - 5 visits
  4. Kansas - 3 visits
  5. Ohio - 3 visits
  6. Virginia - 3 visits
  7. New York - 2 visits
  8. New Mexico - 1 visit
  9. Wisconsin - 1 visit
  10. Maryland - 1 visit
The top ten articles, in number of views, are:
  1. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 12 views
  2. Tombstone Tuesday: Another Placeway Tombstone - 10 views
  3. Tombstone Tuesday: Another Oliver Family Stone - 5 views
  4. Tombstone Tuesday: A Moore Stone ... Revisited - 5 views
  5. Tombstone Tuesday: An Oliver Family Tombstone - 5 views
  6. Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery - 4 views
  7. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 3 views
  8. Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth's Stone - Revisited - 2 views
  9. 46th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 2 views
  10. Google Analytics Report For August 2009 - 2 views
Well, that is it for this month's report. To my readers, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for next month's report. Enjoy!

October 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The October 2009 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on "write your own epitaph," and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Belated Tombstone Tuesday: A Gedley Tombstone ...



Although I'm a day late in posting this week's Tombstone Tuesday, I still wanted to do a post. For this week's edition I have posted two photographs of the same tombstone from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. I believe the grave is for a William Gedley, but I am not completely sure as the surname above died isn't very clear. Outside of what is on the tombstone, I do not have any additional information. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

47th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 47th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this article is Tess Conrad, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Taylor Tombstone

For this week's Tombstone Tuesday, I have decided to post another photograph of a grave marker from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery in Livingston County, Michigan. This grave is for a Margaret Taylor, and other than the information on the grave, I don't know anything about her. I'm not related to her, so I don't have any further information. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: And Another Hodgeman Tombstone ...

For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting a photograph of another grave from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. Like the post from the previous week, this grave is for another Hodgeman, and this time it is for Abigail Hodgeman. Outside of the information on the tombstone, I don't have anymore information on her.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

46th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 46th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this article is Teresa Elliott, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: And Another Hodgeman Grave ...


For this week's Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting a photograph of another Hodgeman grave in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This happens to be of a Milton Hodgeman, and aside from the information on the tombstone, I don't have any more information on him.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Belated Tombstone Tuesday: Another Hodgeman Family Tombstone


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted another photograph from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This time the grave marker shown is from the Hodgeman family, and the grave is for a Joseph P. Hodgeman. Unfortunately, I do not have any additional information on him outside of what is on his tombstone.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report For August 2009

Another month has gone by, and that means it is time for another Google Analytics report. Here are the results for August 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 63 visits
  2. Netherlands - 4 visits
  3. Canada - 1 visit
  4. United Kingdom - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 21 visits
  2. California - 7 visits
  3. Indiana - 6 visits
  4. Kansas - 4 visits
  5. Virginia - 4 visits
  6. New York - 4 visits
  7. Ohio - 3 visits
  8. Illinois - 3 visits
  9. Texas - 3 visits
  10. Georgia - 2 visits

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. August 2009 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 17 views
  2. 29th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 10 views
  3. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 8 views
  4. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 5 views
  5. Google Analytics Report For July 2009 - 4 views
  6. Tombstone Tuesday: A Placeway Tombstone ... - 4 views
  7. Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth's Stone - Revisited - 3 views
  8. 45th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 2 views
  9. Tombstone Tuesday: A Sunken and Broken Tombstone - 2 views
  10. 12th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 1 view

Well, that is it for this month's report. For those who read my blog, "Thank you for reading!" Hopefully, by next month's report, I'll have posted part 5 of the search for my ancestor's grave. I'll try to post it as soon as possible. Stay tuned ...

September 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The September 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on funeral cards, and you can read more about the topic here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Placeway Tombstone



For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted two photographs of another Placeway tombstone in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. The top photograph is a closer view of the writing on the marker. Unfortunately, I cannot make out the first name on the stone. All I know is that this a tombstone for a son of a Joseph and Addie Placeway, and I do not have any further information on the family. I'll have to look and see if a cemetery transcription was done on this cemetery to see if this person's name is listed.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Sunken and Broken Tombstone



I'm posting a little bit later for this Tombstone Tuesday because I was busy earlier with school related business. The photographs above are of a tombstone in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery where it appears as though the grave maker has broken into two. The top appears to be in front the base, and it looks like it is sinking into the ground. I cannot read whose name is on the stone because it is sunken. I think I would have had to remove the grass from the stone, and as I did not want to risk destroying the stone, I chose not to try and uncover the name. I'll have to look and see if a transcription was done of this cemetery, and then I might be able to determine who is buried there. Of course, I won't be able to do so anytime soon because I am back at school, and I won't have very much time to research the cemetery.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Placeway Tombstone ...



For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting two photographs of a tombstone from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. This marker happens to be the tombstone of a Mercy Placeway, who has one of the last names that makes up part of the cemetery's name. In the photograph that is zoomed in more, you can seen that there is some small print listed below the inscription, but unfortunately, I cannot make out what it says. Other than that, the tombstone is in excellent condition.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth's Stone - Revisited



For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting two images of a tombstone that I had previously shared on this blog. As you can tell, this grave is for a woman named Elizabeth, but unfortunately I cannot make out who her husband was. I would have to do some research to figure out what her last name was. I posted two photographs so that you might be able to remember my first post on this stone. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report For July 2009

Another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics report! Here are the results for July 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 78 visits
  2. Netherlands - 5 visits
  3. Canada - 1 visit
  4. Australia - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 33 visits
  2. California - 8 visits
  3. Ohio - 6 visits
  4. Virginia - 5 visits
  5. New York - 5 visits
  6. Kansas - 4 visits
  7. Oklahoma - 3 visits
  8. Indiana - 2 visits
  9. Illinois - 2 visits
  10. Minnesota - 1 visit

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 17 views
  2. July 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 14 views
  3. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 9 views
  4. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part One - 2 views
  5. 43rd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 2 views
  6. 44th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 2 views
  7. Google Analytics Report For June 2009 - 2 views
  8. February 2009 Archive - 2 views
  9. March 2009 Archive - 2 views
  10. April 2009 Archive - 2 views

Well, that is it for this month's Google Analytics report. To my readers, thank you for reading! Stay tuned for next month's report!

August 2009 Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The August 2009 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be a carousel, and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Friday, July 31, 2009

45th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 45th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Gale Wall, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Moore Stone ... Revisited


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am reposting a better picture of a tombstone I had happened to post earlier in the year. This tombstone is from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery, and the grave belongs to a Tylar B Moore. Unfortunately, I do not have anymore information on him. I hope you enjoy this week's photograph.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

44th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 44th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Joshua Inayat, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Oliver Family Stone


Last week, I posted two photographs of an Oliver family tombstone, and for this Tombstone Tuesday, I am also posting a picture of another Oliver family tombstone. Until I looked at the photograph, I did not realize that this tombstone was of another child from the same family. Of course, I'm not related to the family, so I do not have any further information on this family.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: An Oliver Family Tombstone



For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have included two photographs of a tombstone in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery that I posted before. I added the second photograph so that one could be able to read the inscription. This tombstone memorializes the deaths of two children of the Oliver family who died in the 1850s. Unfortunately, I do not have anymore information on this family.

43rd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 43rd Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Jean Duncan, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Cross-Posting: History Being Destroyed ...

Earlier today, I happened to post on my other genealogy blog an article about the destruction of a possible Native American burial site. You can read the post here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Clarissa Hodgeman's Tombstone - Revisited


As you may or may not remember, a few months ago, I visited the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery and took pictures of the tombstones in the cemetery, but the pictures did not turn out very well. Well, earlier today, I visited the cemetery again, and I retook the pictures I took last time. Of course I also took more photographs, but I haven't finished photographing the whole cemetery. The last time that I posted a photograph of this tombstone, the picture quality was terrible, but as you can see in this picture, the quality is excellent. In the coming weeks, I will be reposting the photographs I have posted of the graves in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery, and hopefully, I'll be able to finish taking pictures of the graves in this cemetery. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The July 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on favorite photos, and you can read more here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report For June 2009

It's hard to believe, but another month has gone by, and that means it is time for another Google Analytics report! Here are the results for June 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 56 visits
  2. Canada - 5 visits
  3. Netherlands - 2 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 2 visits

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 24 visits
  2. California - 4 visits
  3. Virginia - 4 visits
  4. New York - 4 visits
  5. Ohio - 3 visits
  6. Georgia - 2 visits
  7. Maine - 2 visits
  8. Kansas - 2 visits
  9. Alabama - 2 visits
  10. Indiana - 2 visits

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 7 views
  2. June 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 7 views
  3. Tombstone Tuesday: More Placeway/Whitcomb Stones - 6 views
  4. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 5 views
  5. Tombstone Tuesday: Shelhart Family Graves - 4 views
  6. May 2009 Archives - 3 views
  7. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part One - 2 views
  8. March 2009 Archives - 2 views
  9. My Goals For This Blog ... - 1 view
  10. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Four - 1 view

Well, that is it for this report. To my readers, thank you for reading my blog! Stay tuned for next month's report! Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Just A Little Note ...

I just want to let everyone know that I plan to post the next part to the story about the search for my ancestor's grave soon. I realize I haven't posted a part in months, but I've been busy lately with summer classes. Hopefully, I'll be able to post the next edition soon, and be able to rephotograph the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. Please, stay tuned ...

(Also, as a side note, this post happens to be my 101st post for this blog! Thank you to all those who read this blog!)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: More Placeway/Whitcomb Stones


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted another photograph of several small tombstones in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. Unfortunately, I do not remember if there was any writing on the stones, so I cannot write anymore about these stones at the moment. Of course, I do plan to return to the cemetery, but I don't when I will. I'll try to find sometime in the next few weeks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Square Stone


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have posted another photograph of a grave in the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. Unfortunately, the quality of the picture is terrible, and I cannot remember the name of the person buried there. (The tombstone was in excellent condition, by the way. I could read the name, but it did not come out in the picture.) Eventually, I will return to the cemetery, and I will retake pictures of the stones. I just have not had any time at the moment. Stay tuned for more, though ...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report For May 2009

It is hard for me to believe, but another month has gone by! Of course, that means that it is time for another Google Analytics report, as well. So, here are the results for May 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 82 visits
  2. Netherlands - 9 visits
  3. United Kingdom - 1 visit
  4. New Zealand - 1 visit
  5. Hungary - 1 visit
  6. Canada - 1 visit
  7. India - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 39 visits
  2. Ohio - 10 visits
  3. Virginia - 10 visits
  4. California - 6 visits
  5. New York - 3 visits
  6. Kansas - 2 visits
  7. North Carolina - 2 visits
  8. Mississippi - 1 visit
  9. Alabama - 1 visit
  10. New Jersey - 1 visit

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 5 views
  2. May 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 4 views
  3. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 3 views
  4. Forgot To Mention: 21st Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  5. 32nd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  6. 33rd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  7. 37th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  8. 39th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  9. 40th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  10. Google Analytics Report For April 2009 - 3 views

Well, that is it for this month's report! To my readers, thank you for reading! Stay tuned for June's report next month. Enjoy!

June 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The June 2009 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read the edition here. The topic for the next carnival will be on obituaries, and you can read more about it here. (One of these days, I hope to be able to contribute to one of the carnival's editions.) Enjoy!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

42nd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 42nd Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this article is Russ Worthington, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

41st Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 41st Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this column is Jolyn Daly, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

40th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 40th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this column is Brian Zalewski, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Friday, May 29, 2009

39th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 39th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this column is Robin Inge, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

38th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 38th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this column is Dorene Paul, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

37th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 37th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted. The author of this column is Johan Mathiesen, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Another Belated Tombstone Tuesday: Another Broken Stone


I am late again in posting for this week's Tombstone Tuesday, and although I'm late, I've posted another photograph of a tombstone in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. (Again, one of these days I will get around to retaking the pictures I took at the cemetery, but at the moment, I haven't had very much time because I've started taking classes again.)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

36th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 36th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author is Jennifer Dyer, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

I just want to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

35th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 35th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Jennifer J. Regan, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

An Award!

Several days ago, Pam awarded me the Friendly Blogger award, and I was unable to acknowledge receiving the award because I was busy. Thank you Pam for the award! In order to keep with the cemetery theme of this blog, I will give the award to five other graveyard rabbit bloggers. So, here are five people that I am giving the award:

I hope this award brings attention to other Graveyard Rabbit blogs, and thank you again, Pam for the award! Enjoy!

34th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 34th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Greta Koehl, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Belated Tombstone Tuesday: More Placeway/Whitcomb Graves


I've been busy lately, so I am posting this edition of the Tombstone Tuesday late. Again, these two stones are from the Placeway/Whitcomb cemetery. As you can see, one of the grave markers is broken, but unfortunately, I do not remember seeing a name either of on the stones. I still have not yet had a chance to revisit the cemetery, but I do intend to so sometime this year.

33rd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 33rd Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Dave Weller, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

32nd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 32nd Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Colleen McHugh, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

30th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 30th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Cheryl Palmer, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Elizabeth's Stone


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting another photograph from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. I do not have very much information on the graves in the picture. All I could make out is that one of the person's buried there is named Elizabeth. It appears as though her tombstone has broken apart. I did not get a very good look at the grave, so I cannot remember if any additional information is listed on the stone. Obviously, I'll have to go back and take a look.

29th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 29th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Janet Isles, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

28th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 28th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Craig Manson, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Happy Mother's Day!

I just want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

27th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 27th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Chuck Courtwright, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

26th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 26th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's article is Naufragio Bella, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Random Stones From Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery



For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting another photograph of tombstones in Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. Unfortunately, the quality of the picture is terrible and I didn't look very closely at these graves, so I do not know whose is buried under these markers. I'll have to go back to the cemetery and take a closer look. Hopefully, I will get a chance to do so soon.

Monday, May 4, 2009

25th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 25th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this column is Stephanie Lincecum, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

24th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 24th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this column is Lisa Burks, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Google Analytics Report for April 2009

April is over, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics Report. Here are the results for April:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 87 visits
  2. Netherlands - 5 visits
  3. Canada - 5 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 28 visits
  2. California - 14 visits
  3. Ohio - 12 visits
  4. Texas - 3 visits
  5. Virginia - 3 visits
  6. Illinois - 3 visits
  7. New York - 3 visits
  8. Florida - 2 visits
  9. Kansas - 2 visits
  10. Connecticut - 2 visits

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 10 views
  2. 20th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 6 views
  3. 2nd Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted! - 5 views
  4. Forgot To Mention: 21st Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 4 views
  5. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 3 views
  6. Tombstone Tuesday: Shelhart Family Graves - 3 views
  7. Tombstone Tuesday: A Grave Of A Stout Ancestor - 2 views
  8. Tombstone Tuesday: A Stook Gravestone - 2 views
  9. 21st Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 2 views
  10. Belated Tombstone Tuesday: A View of Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery - 2 views

Well, that is it for this report. To my readers, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for May's results. Enjoy!

May 2009 Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Edition Posted!

The May 2009 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on Veteran's Memorials, and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

23rd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 23rd Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's article is Diane Wright, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

22nd Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 22nd Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Ruth Stephens, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Moore Tombstone


For this week's Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting another poor quality photograph from the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. I cannot remember the first name of this person, but the last name appears to be Moore. Of course, I'll have to double check the stone the next time I visit the cemetery. (I still have not had a chance, yet, to go back and take better pictures. Hopefully, I will be able to do so soon.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Forgot To Mention: 21st Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

I forgot to mention earlier this month that the 21st Meet A Rabbit Column had been posted, and I am terribly sorry for forgetting to mention it. Amy Crooks was the author of that column, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Hodgeman Marker


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting a picture of the tombstone of Clarissa Hodgeman. I do not know anything about her other than what is on the tombstone, and I only chose this picture because this photograph was the only photograph that came out clearly when I originally took photos of the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery. (Of course, I haven't been back to the cemetery yet, but I do plan to do so eventually.) If I get a chance to do research on the Placeway/Whitcomb cemetery, I'll try to uncover more information on this Clarissa Hodgeman.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: And Another View of Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery, Again


For this Tombstone Tuesday, I have chosen to post another part of Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery because I have not yet gone back to the cemetery to retake the pictures I took the last time. This photo is of the portion of the cemetery that is closest to the road and it would be put to the left of the second photograph that I posted. The first photograph is here. Of course, I plan to retake the pictures I took sometime in the future, but hopefully, I'll be able to do that within the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

21st Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 21st Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Amy Crooks, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Another View of Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery


Since last Tuesday, I haven't been able to return to Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery due to the fact that the weather hasn't been the best. So, I am posting another one of those photographs that I originally took. This photograph would be placed next to the other photograph on the left. If I do not get another chance to take photographs before next Tuesday, I'll post the other portion of the cemetery. (I had to divide photographing the cemetery into three parts as I was unable to take one whole picture like I wanted to do.)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Google Analytics For March 2009

Another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for the monthly Google Analytics report. Here are the results for March 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 88 visits
  2. Netherlands - 6 visits
  3. Canada - 2 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 2 visits
  5. Russia - 1 visit
  6. Philippines - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 41 visits
  2. Virginia - 6 visits
  3. Ohio - 5 visits
  4. California - 4 visits
  5. Missouri - 3 visits
  6. Georgia - 3 visits
  7. Arizona - 3 visits
  8. Louisiana - 3 visits
  9. Minnesota - 2 visits
  10. New York - 2 visits

The top ten articles, in number or views, are:

  1. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Four - 7 views
  2. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 4 views
  3. 18th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 4 views
  4. 20th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 4 views
  5. Tombstone Tuesday: A Stook Gravestone - 4 views
  6. Update On Searching For My Ancestor's Grave - 3 views
  7. 19th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 3 views
  8. Tombstone Tuesday: A Closer View of an Oswalt Grave - 3 views
  9. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 2 views
  10. 13th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 2 views

Well, that is it for this month's report. To my readers, "Thank you for reading!" Stay tuned for April's results next month. Enjoy!

Belated Tombstone Tuesday: A View of Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery


I'm late in posting for this week's Tombstone Tuesday primarily because I visited the Placeway/Whitcomb Cemetery yesterday and took some pictures. The picture above is a partial view of the cemetery. I wasn't able to take a picture that outlined the size of the cemetery, so I had to take pictures of it in pieces. Unfortunately, the quality of the picture is not very good because I have a cheap digital camera. I hope to take some pictures with a different camera next time, so the pictures should be better the next time I post them.

2nd Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The second edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on cemetery preservation, and you can read more about it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

20th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 20th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's article is Sheri Fenley, and you can read the column here. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

19th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 19th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Thomas MacEntee, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Closer View of an Oswalt Grave


As you may have noticed, I haven't posted any Tombstone Tuesday posts for the last couple of weeks, and that has been due to the fact that I have been busy and forgot to do posts ahead of the time. But, I've remembered to do one for this week, and so here is this week's Tombstone Tuesday.

The photograph above was taken in Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, and is a closer view of the Oswalt tombstones I posted a couple of weeks ago. Again, I do not have any known connections to this Oswalt, but I took a picture of his grave during my first visit to Riverside Cemetery to make sure that I had taken a photograph of all the Oswalt graves in the cemetery.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

18th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 18th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this week's article is John Newmark, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Four

In my previous post, I left off as my grandfather and I were heading to the Three Rivers Public Library. We were hoping that we would be able to view some old funeral home records held at the library and that those records would provide some answers as to where our ancestor was buried.

We arrived at the library, and went over to the desk to ask one of the librarians about the funeral home records. The librarian claimed that the library did not have the funeral records, and then demanded to know who told us about the library's holding of old funeral records. After explaining that one of the funeral homes had informed us about the old records, the librarian informed us that she did not know anything about them. (Whenever I recall this incident, I always cringe because I feel we probably asked the questions in the wrong way, thereby angering the librarian. Of course, I could be wrong, but I still believe the fault probably lies with us. So, when I think about this, I always feel embarrassed because I feel we could have possibly avoided offending the librarian.)

After talking to the librarian, we went over to the local history room, and I was able to find the funeral records. Unfortunately, I discovered that the funeral records only covered the decades of the 1910s and 1920s and not the 1940s, as we needed.

So, with the determination that that lead was a dead end, we decided to visit the other funeral home on the list I was given. In the next post, I will write about our visit with the second funeral home. Stay tuned for the next post ...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

17th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 17th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Linda Stienstra, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal Posted!

The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal has been posted! You can view the first article of the journal here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

16th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 16th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's article is Elyse Doerflinger, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Stook Gravestone


For this week's Tombstone Tuesday I am posting another photograph of a tombstone in Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, Michigan. The grave above is of a Sadie Stook, and her grave adjacent to my ancestor's, Adam Oswalt, grave. As far as I know, she is not related to my family, but at the time I took the picture, I did not know if she was a relative or not. Of course, I took the photograph to just to be through with cemetery research.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Google Analytics Results For February 2009

Well, another month has gone by, and that means that it is time for another Google Analytics Report. Here are the results for February 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 126 visits
  2. Canada - 9 visits
  3. Netherlands - 9 visits
  4. Sweden - 2 visits
  5. United Kingdom - 1 visit
  6. Estonia - 1 visit
  7. France - 1 visit
  8. Iraq - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 50 visits
  2. California - 16 visits
  3. Ohio - 14 visits
  4. Georgia - 7 visits
  5. Texas - 5 visits
  6. Wyoming - 4 visits
  7. Florida - 4 visits
  8. New York - 3 visits
  9. Utah - 3 visits
  10. Illinois - 3 visits

The top ten places in Michigan, in number of visits, are:

  1. Hamburg - 19 visits
  2. Muskegon - 6 visits
  3. Southfield - 4 visits
  4. Lansing - 4 visits
  5. Dearborn - 2 visits
  6. Battle Creek - 2 visits
  7. Westland - 2 visits
  8. Bay City - 2 visits
  9. Eastpointe - 1 visit
  10. Grand Haven - 1 visit

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. 12th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 16 views
  2. Google Analytics For January 2009 - 15 views
  3. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 9 views
  4. I Keep Forgetting To Mention This ... - 7 views
  5. 9th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 7 views
  6. Michigan Cemetery Atlas Revisited - 7 views
  7. 14th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 6 views
  8. 15th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 6 views
  9. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Two - 5 views
  10. 11th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 5 views

Well, that is it for February's report. To my readers, I just want to say, "Thank you for reading!" Enjoy!

1st Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival Posted!

The first edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on "burial customs. Articles could discuss the evolution of customs, unusual customs, customs for the armed services, or customs for a specific religion. Basically anything related to burial customs is fair game." Enjoy!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Update On Searching For My Ancestor's Grave

I just want to let everyone know that I am planning to post the fourth part on my Wild Goose Chase research story soon. I do not know exactly when I will post it, but I am hoping to do so soon. Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

15th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 15th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is M. Diane Rogers, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Shelhart Family Graves


For this week's Tombstone Tuesday I am posting another photograph of graves in Riverside Cemetery. The graves above are the tombstones of Charles Shelhart and his wife, Susan. As far as I know, I'm connected to them genetically, but they are connected to my family in another way. After Adam Oswalt's wife died, his children were split up and taken in by other families. Among the families who took in Adam's children were the Shelhart's, and they took in two of Adam's sons, Henry and Adam. Even though there does not appear to be a biological connection between the families, they are connected to my Oswalt ancestors due to the fact that they became foster parents for two of my ancestor's children.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

14th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 14th Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Henk van Kampen, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Other Unrelated Oswalt Graves


As you can tell from the title of this post, the graves above are of two Oswalts who are not related to me. (Of course, as far as I know.) The graves are located in Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers. Although the two people above are not related to me, I took the picture because they had the last name of Oswalt, and at the time I took the pictures, my grandparents and I were looking for Oswalts buried in Three Rivers. I am guessing from the tombstone that these graves are of a mother and son, but that is just my guess since I do not know for sure.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

13th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The 13th Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! This week's author is me, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: A Closer View - The Schultz Graves


Last week, I posted a photograph that gave an overview of Adam Oswalt's grave and his daughter and son-in-law. For this week's post I am posting a picture that gives a closer view of Adam's daughter and son-in-law's graves. Adam's youngest daughter was called Mertie (I'm assuming this was a family nickname), and she married a Charles Schultz in 1895. Mertie is buried between her father and husband in Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, Michigan.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

12th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The twelfth Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Midge Frazel, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

(Just as a little note: I was supposed to go this week, but I did not get my column in in time due to being busy, so I'll probably be going next week.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Overview of Oswalt Graves in Riverside Cemetery

The photograph above is an overview of Adam Oswalt's grave, his daughter's grave and his son-in-law's grave. All three are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers, Michigan. I am trying to not post as many photographs from Riverside as the cemetery is in a city, but at the moment, I have not had any of my other pictures of rural cemeteries developed. So, I'll just have to post another picture from Riverside Cemetery at the moment.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Google Analytics Results For January 2009

Today is February 1st, and as I mentioned earlier, I am going to be posting the first Google Analytics Report. So, here is the report for January 2009:

The top ten countries, in number of visits, are:
  1. United States - 175 visits
  2. Canada - 16 visits
  3. Netherlands - 3 visits
  4. United Kingdom - 1 visit
  5. New Zealand - 1 visit
  6. Spain - 1 visit

The top ten states in the United States, in number of visits, are:

  1. Michigan - 69 visits
  2. Ohio - 13 visits
  3. New York - 11 visits
  4. Utah - 11 visits
  5. California - 10 visits
  6. Mississippi - 10 visits
  7. Illinois - 6 visits
  8. Oregon - 6 visits
  9. Virginia - 6 visits
  10. Arizona - 5 visits

The top ten articles, in number of views, are:

  1. 8th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 18 views
  2. Some Wintertime Cemetery Thoughts ... - 11 views
  3. Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited - 10 views
  4. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Three - 9 views
  5. Looking For A Cemetery in Michigan? Here's A Place To Look - 8 views
  6. Saginaw City Cemetery Transcriptions - 8 views
  7. 9th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted! - 7 views
  8. Tombstone Tuesday: The Other Side of the Minnis/Oswalt Stone - 7 views
  9. Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part One - 6 views
  10. Tombstone Tuesday: Another Beard Cemetery Grave - 6 views

Well, that is it for this report. Tune in on March 1st to view the results for February. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

11th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The eleventh Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Sue Edminster, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tombstone Tuesday: The Other Side of the Minnis/Oswalt Stone


Last week, I posted one side of the Minnis/Oswalt family stone in Beard Cemetery, and this week, I am posting the other side of the stone. As you can see, this picture is a view of Beard Cemetery towards the road it is on and the cemetery is located in a fairly isolated area. The cemetery is mostly surrounded by trees and open fields (from what I can remember), but there is a church that is next to the cemetery. Of course, that is if I have remembered everything correctly. Some day is the future I will write about how my grandparents, brother and I ended up at this cemetery.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Michigan Cemetery Atlas - Revisited

As you may remember, I wrote about an atlas that lists all of the cemeteries in Michigan a few months ago. Well, I happened to notice that Harold over at Midwestern Microhistory mentioned the book in an article over a week or so ago, and I thought I would just let everyone know. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

10th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The tenth Meet A Rabbit Column has been posted! The author of this week's article is Julie Cahill Tarr, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Grave Marker and a View of Beard Cemetery


The photograph above is of the stone behind the graves of Albert and Claudia Oswalt, and they share the stone with the Minnis family. The side facing towards the street has the Minnis name on it, and the other side of the stone has A. Oswalt written on it. (I will show that side next week.)

In this photograph you can also see the tombstones of other burials in Beard Cemetery. The person behind the stone is probably my grandfather who ended up in the picture by accident when I took the picture of the stone. (So far, all of the pictures of tombstones I have posted have been taken by me. Unfortunately, I did not take any photographs of the other graves in the Beard Cemetery, so I will not be able to show a close up of those tombstones. (Someday I might return to Beard Cemetery and take additional photographs.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Searching For My Ancestor's Grave: A Wild Goose Chase, Part Three

In the previous post, I left off at the point where we had returned to our hotel room and eventually went to sleep. Before we went to sleep, though, we had decided that we would pay visits to the the two funeral homes in Three Rivers that the County Clerk's office had recommended that we contact. (Why Three Rivers? Well, my great-grandfather traveled on with his father's body to Three Rivers, and that was where my great-grandfather met up with the local funeral director to bury his father.)

So, the next morning we got up, and after having breakfast in the hotel, we left to visit one of the funeral homes in Three Rivers. The County Clerk's office had given us the name and address of the funeral home and since I had map of the city, we were able to find the place. We went inside, spoke to one of the funeral directors, and explained that we were looking for records as to where we could find the burial place of our ancestor. When we mentioned that the burial occurred in the early 1940s, the man explained that the funeral home we were in did not exist at that time; however, the funeral home had bought out a funeral home that did exist at that time. The funeral, though, did not have the records of the former funeral home because they had given the records to the Three Rivers Public Library. My grandfather and I then decided to return to the Three Rivers library, and see if we could find those records.

In the next part, I will write about our visit to the Three Rivers Library and our visit to another Three Rivers funeral home. Stay tuned ...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

9th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The ninth Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this week's article is Amy Johnson Crow, and you can read it here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Some Wintertime Cemetery Thoughts ...

This is just a post of some of my ramblings thoughts on cemeteries, Michigan and winter at the moment. I'll try not to post too many of these posts in the future, but I just wanted to post some thoughts today because I have not posted very much on this blog since I started it.

At the moment, I am unable to really take photographs of tombstones because of the obvious fact that the weather is not the best for taking pictures. Michigan (and many other states) is blanketed in snow, and thus, to take pictures of cemeteries at the moment would be a waste of film or space. Of course, there are a few cemeteries nearby that I could take pictures of, but the weather is not the best. Over this past weekend, my area got about 8 inches of snow on top of the couple of inches that it received from last week, and so, many tombstones in the cemetery closest to my home are covered. Yet, I am kicking my self because over the holidays the majority of the snow we received in December had melted away, and that would have been the best time for me to have taken pictures of the nearest cemetery. Of course, I probably would have walked to the cemetery since it is just close enough to walk to, but I did not do so because it was still fairly cold at the time. (I would have taken one of my dogs with me when I visited the place, as it is not a very good idea to visit a cemetery alone, and the walk would probably have been too long for him in the wintertime.) Plus, I would have to walk down a dirt road (I live in a rural area), and in the winter time, walking down the road is probably not the safest thing to do since there aren't any sidewalks.

As you can probably tell, I am slightly frustrated that I cannot take any pictures at the moment. I'll have to wait for another thaw or until spring before I can take new pictures. So, until then, I will be posting pictures of cemeteries and tombstones that I took a few years ago. (And some of those pictures have yet to be developed.) So, please stay tuned for more in the future. ...

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Oswalt Grave in Beard Cemetery


The photograph above is of another Oswalt tombstone in Beard Cemetery. The name on the grave is Mary Oswalt, and as far as I know, this Mary is not related to me. I believe her parents are Albert and Claudia Oswalt since she is buried next to them, but I am not 100% sure. In another post, I will include some more information on Beard Cemetery. (Speaking of other posts, I just realized that I have not yet posted more information on Prairie River Cemetery, and I will do so in the future.)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saginaw City Cemeteries Transcriptions

Although I realize that I am supposed to focus on Michigan rural cemeteries on this blog, I just felt I should mention that the City of Saginaw has put burial transcriptions of the three cemeteries it manages online. I've decided to mention the website anyway because I have a couple of ancestors who died in Saginaw, and I was waiting for the transcriptions to be completed so that I could look and see if my ancestors were buried in one of the three cemeteries. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find either of my ancestors buried in either of the cemeteries, but below is some more information on the website.

Saginaw manages the cemeteries of Oakwood, Brady Hill and Forest Lawn, and you can now search all three of the cemeteries' transcriptions here. Although I have not been successful, I hope that someone else will find this website helpful. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

8th Meet A Rabbit Column Posted!

The eighth Meet A Rabbit column has been posted! The author of this week's column is Janice Branch Tracy, and you can read the article here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Beard Cemetery Grave



The photograph above is of another grave located in Beard Cemetery. Again, the person is of another Claudia M. Oswalt, but this one is the wife of Albert Oswalt, whose grave I posted in an earlier Tombstone Tuesday. (I was able to determine their marriage record and from census images.) Unlike the other Claudia Oswalt, whose grave I posted a while ago, the M. in her name stands for her maiden name Minnis. (You can view their marriage record, through FamilySearch Lab's Record Search, here. As far as I can tell, these Oswalts are not related to me.)