I've always been fascinated by the idea of searching out information about my ancestors. Notice, I said the idea of finding information. Sadly, I've not worked on my family history as much as I would have liked over the years. Well, that needs to stop now. Mrs. O should become a family historian.
With that goal in mind, I started listening to The Genealogy Guys podcast (http://www.genealogyguys.com/) several months ago, hoping to get some direction on where to begin. And to be honest, I also was hoping that by listening to the podcast I would be inspired to start working on my own lines with more regularity.
The Guys started their podcast in September of 2005 and being the logical person that I am I started listening to the podcasts in chronological order. At present, I'm only up to their July 2007 shows, but I have to say that so far they have been both entertaining and stuffed with useful information.
The past few episodes have talked about http://www.findagrave.com/. The Guys made it sound so intriguing that earlier today, curiosity got the better of me and I took a quick peek at the website. It was fantastic! By the end of the day I had signed up as a member, added a page for my brother (they call it a memorial), and uploaded a picture of his tombstone. There is even a service included with the site that allows you to request pictures of graves. I just got through telling Mr. O that I've signed us up to take 6 pictures of graves in the cemetery near our home this weekend. He was thrilled.