How I Spent My Arkansas Vacation

A couple of weeks ago I took a week’s vacation from work so that I could attend the North Arkansas Ancestor Fair and the Graham family reunion, both in Marshall, Arkansas.  This will be a recap of the highlights. Travellin’ Down Left Chicagoland and drove south.  Our goal the first day was simply to travel…

A Grave Matter

Today, I made my first online memorial at Find A Grave.  It was for my first cousin Robert Daniel Graham, or Danny as we all knew him.  He was Uncle Leroy’s only son, and died in 1988.  Danny was buried at Beverly Cemetery in Blue Island, Illinois, which is only about four miles from where…

Find the Cemetery, Snap Photographs

In April 2010 I was attending a military course at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  The course was two weeks long, but classes were not conducted on the weekend.  I took the opportunity of the free weekend to drive up to Marshall, Arkansas to see if I could find Rambo Cemetery,…

Cemetery Names

When doing family research names are very important. Not only the names of people, but of places. I mentioned a Shady Grove Cemetery in my post on John Henry Graham. Searching around the Internet, it seems that Arkansas has at least 20 cemeteries going by the name Shady Grove in 18 different counties.  The one…