Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Look for the Graveyard Rabbits

Terry Thornton has started the Association of Graveyard Rabbits - the web page is http://www.thegraveyardrabbit.com/. The purpose of the association is to:

"...promote ... the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones."

Several genealogy bloggers have created new blogs for their area of graveyard expertise - you can see the up-to-date list at http://www.thegraveyardrabbit.com/.

To do my small part, I have started the South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit blog at http://ssdcgraveyardrabbit.blogspot.com/ in response to Terry's call for "graveyard rabbits" to sign up. I have limited my rabbit haven to south of Interstate 8 in San Diego - that takes in the southern 20 miles of the county, approximately, which includes many of the major San Diego City and South County cemeteries. Over time, I will visit each cemetery in my area and post information about the cemetery, the "residents" and resources that provide information about the "residents."

Are you interested in being a "graveyard rabbit" for your city or county? If so, read Terry's invitation post here and if you agree to abide by the rules set forth, send him an email requesting to be a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits (but you have to do it before 1 November 2008 in order to be a charter member).

Why use the name "Graveyard Rabbit" for an association of blogs about cemeteries and their inhabitants? Terry explains in his post About the Name THE GRAVEYARD RABBIT.
This may be a lot of fun, don't you think? I'm ready to hop over to my local cemetery soon, but it will have to be after my vacation.

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