Tracking Down Relatives, Visiting Graves Virtually

Posted by admin on Mar 14, 2010

Anne Cady spends her Saturdays at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, searching for tombstones of people she never met. She admits that most people don’t understand her hobby.

“Some people think it is kind of ghoulish,” she says. “Others totally understand that it is just very peaceful. I’ve always enjoyed being out in cemeteries and mixing that with my love of puzzles. You know, there couldn’t be anything better.”

Cady is one of thousands of people who volunteer to take photos of tombstones for the Web site The site links up people from across the United States — all over the world even — who want a photo of a tombstone but don’t have the cash to get there and take the photo themselves.

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