Today I thought I'd tackle a project that I've needed to do for a while, adding my mother's siblings to Find A Grave. The site was founded by Jim Tipton in 1995 to record the graves of famous people. Over a million volunteers have been responsible for adding the 109 million on-line memorials. Judging from my experience, I think a good portion of the volunteers are genealogists. I have found information on family on Find A Grave that I couldn't find anywhere else. The most helpful memorials have complete information on the person, including an obituary, parent and children information plus a photo. People are able to contribute to memorials that already exist, to ask to take over management of memorials and to add memorials. As of today, I've done all three.
When I create a memorial I try to add as much information as possible to be helpful to anyone else. I find I'm missing information on my mother's siblings. I'm missing most of the obituaries and I don't know the burial location for some. Unfortunately the state of Connecticut is not blessed with a vintage newspaper site like Old Fulton, N.Y. Post Cards which I tend to call just Fultonhistory.com, hosting over 25,084,000 files, the vast majority for newspapers in the state of New York. I'll either have to find a way to either use sites with paid subscriptions or to pay my way to visit the state library in Hartford.