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!