Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Anniversary Graveyard Rabbit Association

October, the month when the spirits of the dead are abroad revisiting their former haunts marks the birth of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

October 1, 2008, The Association of Graveyard Rabbits made its first appearance on the internet. Three years ago, October 18, the first online invitation to join this Association was posted. In 2009 and 2010, The Association was honored to be one of Family Tree Magazine's 40 Best Genealogy Blogs in the Cemetery category. Where else would you find a Graveyard Rabbit?

In the last year the Association has expanded the Online Journal adding several new authors and columns and expanded its presence on Facebook and Twitter. I think Father Rabbit would be amazed.

The Association Of Graveyard Rabbits – dedicated to the academic promotion of the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones; and the social promotion of the study of cemeteries, the preservation of cemeteries, and the transcription of genealogical/historical information written in cemeteries.

It is most appropriate that the month of All Hallows Eve is the birth month of our Association. October, the month when the spirits of the dead revisit their former haunts and the month when the Association whose haunts are the final homes of those dead came to life.

Our greatest resource is our members and the work they do in their communities and on their blogs. A very special thank you to Robin Simonton, Editor of The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal; Sheri Fenley, Meet A Rabbit; Henk van Kampen, Facebook, and all the Graveyard Rabbit Online column authors; Denise Olson, Tech T.I.P.; Stephanie Lincecum, Graveyard Guru; Gale Wall, Photo Monument; Randy Seaver, Digging for Answers; footnoteMaven, The History Hare; LisaMary Wichowski, The Rabbit's Review Kim Sawtelle, Famous File; Tammi Thiele, Cemetery Art; John Grant, Final Thoughts; and the Various Authors of The International Rabbit, A Rabbit's Tale, Mausoleums/Columbariums, and Cemetery Spotlight; for their tireless work in furtherance of the Association. And a personal thank you to Robin, Denise, Sheri, and Henk who have shoulder all the work with my recent family medical issues. There is no better team.

The Association continues to grow. The members never cease to amaze us with their contributions to their communities and this Association. Well done!

Join us in this celebration as we look forward to the next year in the history of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits. The best is yet to come.

Oh, and there is no end to the
Association of Graveyard Rabbits.

New Article on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Let's ride the high seas this week, in the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal, as LisaMary Wichowski reviews David Stewart's The Sea and Their Graves.  We'll learn about burial at sea and the rituals behind it.  Hold on tight, grab your rain coat, and let's enjoy the ride!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

October is Family History Month!  What better way to celebrate then wandering your neighborhood cemetery where family connections delight not only the average rabbit but also genealogists across the globe!  Join us for this week's Graveyard Guru article, by Stephanie Lincecum, and be reminded about how interacted we are in death!  Hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and learn more!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Article- Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Well, fancy meeting you here again, rabbits.  This week, we embark on a NEW Digging for Answers article, thanks to Randy Seaver.  We'll "dig" into a topic that rests close to the cemetery world--- embalming. Don't forget--- if you have a graveyard question--- let our editor know and she'll send Randy on a search for the answer!  Visit this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.... and be able to answer "what is embalming"  the next time you're at a cocktail party!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Uncovered From The Archives - The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

This week's article in The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal is uncovered from the archives.

A crowd pleaser and a personal favorite, Randy Seaver goes digging for answers and comes up with a question; Six Feet Under, Or Is It?

Check your state for the answer and post it in the comments. It would make a great list for other GYRabbits.

You'll find this article from Randy Seaver in
the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.