Finding the cemetery plot of your ancestor can yield surprising results! I have occasionally used the free web site called Find A Grave and recently spent some extended time on it again. I found it to be extremely valuable!
Find A Grave currently contains information for over 300,000 cemeteries in over 170 different countries. Find A Grave is a resource for finding the final resting place of family, friends, and "famous" individuals. With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff. As a contributor to the Find A Grave site, you can add information such as photos, obituaries, biographies and dates.
When looking up ancestors for my husband's family line, I searched for a cemetery in Riverside County that I thought they would be buried in. When I found the names of cemeteries in the town they lived in, I took a chance and put in the family surname. I hit pay dirt! For example, in the case of Hannah Case Barr, I found a picture of her marker.
I also found a picture of the gate to Riverside Cemetery where she was buried.
Also, while going through all of the names on Find A Grave that matched some information I already had, I found dates of births and deaths, pictures of headstones, obits, information on spouses, parents and children. I didn't find all information for all relatives, but Find A Grave provided enough new details to make my time worthwhile!
Be sure to explore the many features of Find A Grave.
And be sure to leave a comment to let us all know how you do!