Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Meet "The Rural Michigan Cemeteries Graveyard Rabbit"






JESSICA OSWALT

The Rural Michigan Cemeteries Graveyard Rabbit

The thirteenth in a series

featuring a member of The

Graveyard Rabbit Association

presented in order of their membership


As all you probably know, I am the author of both The Rural Michigan Cemeteries Graveyard Rabbit and Jessica’s Genejournal and a college student. Over five years ago, I became interested enough in researching my family’s history that I took over the research my grandfather had started. My least favorite part of doing research, though, entails paying visits to cemeteries because I find cemeteries creepy. Of course, I still go visit the cemeteries because I might uncover important information.

So, it may strike you as odd that I have blog on Michigan cemeteries when I don’t like spending much time in them. Well, when Terry Thornton asked me to join the Graveyard Rabbits, I agreed despite my feelings towards cemeteries. Instead of focusing on a single county in Michigan, I decided to focus on rural cemeteries in Michigan because the majority of my ancestors were buried in rural cemeteries. Plus, I am at a time in my life where I may be living in different parts of Michigan and I did not want to focus on a certain region so that I could be flexible and post on other cemeteries in Michigan wherever I might live in the next couple of years.

Of course, I hope to enter graduate school in the fall and at the moment, I am unsure as to where I might be living. Hopefully, I will be able to continue blogging about rural cemeteries in Michigan in the future.



















1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

Jessica - You do a wonderful job
on your blogs!