Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

Tuesday’s Tip – Scrap the Tombstone

It’s time for another Tuesday’s Tip – a blogging prompt suggested by members of Geneabloggers.

So you want to make a digital scrapbook (or maybe even a traditional paper scrapbook) of your ancestors. The problem is that you don’t have any photographs of some of them. One solution is to include tombstone photographs with your journaling. It’s not as morbid as it might sound at first. Here’s a page I made for my 3rd great grandparents Issac Youngblood and Sarah Whitesides. They are buried in the cemetery at Brownback’s Reformed (now UCC) Church in Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania. As you might be able to tell, their tombstones are pretty worn and may not be legible at all in a few more years. So this could really be a nice way to preserve them for future generations.

Youngblood Tombstone at Brownsback's Cemetery

Credits: the tombstone photograph as well as the church/cemetery photograph were taken by me a few years ago. The scrapkit is one of my own.