Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A little known fact about me.


These pics were taken last year, on our way back to Bodega Bay a little cemetery on Bodega Road, just about to reach the intersection to some road that takes you to Bodega Harbor.
I love cemeteries. I always have. I don't think they are scary or weird, but very interesting and romantic. I could spend hours roaming a cemetery looking at all the headstones, trying to find the oldest dead person.
I know that must sound really morbid, but I like old people and I like there history even better.
Maybe that is why I enjoy Genealogy so much. Why I spend hundreds of dollars a year just to have access to all the latest discoveries.
There are a few/well a lot of free sites. And I devour those too.
One of my favorites is Cyndislist.
There are thousands of links that are extremely helpful. A bit overwhelming though.
Another great site is Dead Fred. I love this site. And I love the name.
If you have any questions about Genealogy, or would like something looked up - leave a comment or an email and I can help you. I have been doing this for 9 years now....I am not a pro by anymeans, but I do have alot of access.

3 comments:

Eve said...

Okay- I don't think you are weird or crazy. I feel the same way. I grew up in a very small railroad town (2,000) and the old cemetery was just up the street from my house. As kids we used to "play" there all the time.
In the over 100 degree summer days we would run through the huge sprinklers there to stay cool. I remember my favorite thing was walking around looking at all the old pictures on the headstones. The cemetery had been filled for many years and they no-longer buried people there. However it was high up on a hill with the railroad tracks below. I remember hearing stories about how when it flooded the rain washed caskets down to the tracks below. Ugghhh huh? Okay probably TMI- but your post took me back to when I was a kid. Now people might think that was strange- however at the time it seemed perfectly acceptable for me to tell my parents I was going to go play in the cemetery! (remember- small town)
BTW- do the people you can look up have to be dead? Just wondering...........

Denise Z. said...

Not weird at all. There was a cemetary across the street from my college dorm...it was a great place to go for a walk or a run, or just a quiet place to go and think. Even now (MANY years later) when I think of it, it's a peaceful, tranquil memory. (I should scrapbook about it. Wonder who I could get to go back and take pics?!?)

Brandi B said...

So I thought I was the only one who liked them! They have so much history to them it's cool!!