Tracing Our Roots

My first blog about Genealogy Research and Cemeteries was Tracing Our Roots. I have been actively volunteering for Find a Grave since 2009 when my Grandma passed and I became our Family Historian. Our heritage was very important to my Grandma and Great Aunt Lovella, and  many documents, photographs were shared through the years. I am now working on preserving the photographs, and documents into digital copies for the family. There have been many who have dedicated their lives to gathering and confirming these historical information.

Many times Grandma and I would visit the cemetery where relatives were buried in Albuquerque, NM. Where she would tell me stories about them. She taught me how to navigate around cemeteries, how to find individuals who are missing markers, and how to read the older markers.

I am a Volunteer for Whispers from the Dust,, Names in Stones, and Find A Grave. Genealogy research has been something I have always enjoyed, as a child with my Grandma and Mother, and now sharing the tradition with my kids. I am working towards Certification in Genealogy and hope to accomplish this goal within the next few years.

Great Grandfather Raymond F. Durbin, Phillip Durbin, and Ola Mae Durbin-Grandma. c. 1930

Woodman of the World marker, Ogden Cemetery