Sunday, April 19, 2009

This Saturday the 18th I was able to photograph a large number of stones on the Western hill of the cemetery. These stones are mostly from the mid 1700's to early 1800's and include slate and marble stones. The weather was cloudy but warm, which made for good photographs. I actually realize that too much sun isn't that good, because it makes the exposure too bright and creates shadows. These pictures turned out well I think. But I'm not done yet. I'll label them when I can.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I've recently gone back and finished putting names and some dates on the photo's of gravestones that I took last spring. I have more to post, but I hope that this will at least provide a good starting point for a lot of people looking for relatives or doing genealogy. I've done my best to get the info correct, but I know that the stones are very hard to read at times, or the photo was not the best. Still, it's something.
I am hopeful that this spring I will be able to get a lot more of the old slate stones on the Western hill photographed before the leaves come out and shade them too much, but that will of course depend on the weather.
If anyone has a good photo of a stone in the cemetery that they would like to post, I would be happy to include it on the Flickr site, just e-mail it to me. Right now I am mostly concentrating on the slate and marble stones, but I will occasionally put in a granite one if it's interesting or historically significant, or unique in some way.