We've created a spreadsheet of the SHACKFORD FindAGrave markers and about every three months we check to see if someone has added any new SHACKFORDs, review that information and use it to research additional source information about the SHACKFORDs we found. Fortunately FindAGrave allows you to include a filter for gravemarkers added in the last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days or last 90 days which is very helpful if you just want to see the newly added markers.
We're currently writing a series of Samuel Burnham Shackford (1817-1881). When we took a look at FindAGrave this morning in preparation for writing today's blog, it was wonderful to discover that Lois Tucker, who has added over 7700 gravemarkers to FindAGrave added photographs of three of Samuel B's grandchildren just last week!
They are the three children of Samuel's son Charles Burnham Shackford:
Samuel Burnham Shackford (1871-1934)
Moses Austin Shackford (1873-1944) and
Martha Hale Shackford (1875- 1963)
Just yesterday we happened to find probate records relating to guardianship of these three children who were still minors when their father and grandfather died within a day of each other. Now thanks to Lois and others, anyone can see their gravestones of these and many other SHACKFORDs and learn more about their lives.
If you live near a cemetery, perhaps you can contribute some photographs of gravestones to FindAGrave!
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 July 2014), Charles Burnham Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 103518194.
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 September 2014), Martha Hale Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 134696941
Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 September 2014), Samuel Burnham Shackford, Find A Grave Memorial# 134696828