Our 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.