Monday, March 7, 2011

Working Together to Assist All Genealogists

The Graveyard BookOur Taylor DNA project is just one of the many ways those who love family history can help themselves directly and indirectly by helping preserve genealogical information. 

A perennial problem is the neglect and abandonment of buildings and graveyards.  To highlight just the graveyards, today's Knoxville News-Sentinel calls on those of a mind to help, to join the efforts to protect graveyards in East Tennessee.  (This is certainly a problem in almost every locale, I'm just highlighting the local problem in my backyard.)  I'm placing a photo here from the article, showing a graveyard in a neighboring county.  I urge you to do what you can to advocate for preserving information about all the departed, and for either restoring these cemeteries, or relocating them to places of dignity.


Lalia Wilson for the Taylor DNA Project