Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Article, Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal



Greetings, fellow rabbits!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American Rabbits and Happy Holidays to ALL!  Hop on over to this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal for our newest Cemetery Spotlight, written by Joy Neighbors.  Here's your chance to virtually explore Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville, IN.  Don't miss it!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Blog Post- Gravyard Rabbit Online Journal

Rabbits..... join us for this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal...we'll transport in time and place to a picturesque graveyard in England.... to the sacred space of Swaffham. Use your imagination to wander the rows of graves, and soak up the history of this amazing place. Thanks to Godric Godricson who helps take us there!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NEW Post Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal!

We're baaaaack!  Thanks for you patience!  The Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal is back up and running!  We start back with LisaMary Wichowski's  brilliant review of Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel by Loren Rhoads . Take a journey with LisaMary as she explores a book that this graveyard rabbit knows all of you will like! Hop on over!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New article 5-16-2013





Good afternoon, friends!  This week, A Rabbit's Tale deals with an issue near and dear to our hearts, the preservation of sacred ground.  Julie Goucher shares with the latest case of cemetery defilement, this time in England.  Don't miss it.  Let's find ways to preserve our heritage.  Hop on over to this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Post Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal






Good morning, Rabbits!  A picture tells a thousand words and that expression is never more true when we're enjoying a Photo Monument article from our very own Gale Wall!  This week be sure to visit the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and learn how Gale learns so much about one unique monument.  Don't miss it!  Hop on over!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Rabbits, I don't know about you, but I rely on Denise Olson to keep us up to date on all things technology.  This week is we are lucky enough to have an article from Ms. Olson which all of us will find key! Entitled Today in Blogging, we are all sure to take something away from this educational and informative article.  Hop on over to this week's edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEW Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Well well well.... we're back in action over here at the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal. Happy Spring and all that jazz!  For our first week back we're going to try and stump you with a riddle..... by our very own Liam Hobbes.  So test your smarts and hop on over to this week's Famous File...on the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

The Association - Best Genealogy Blogs of 2013 - Family Tree Magazine


The Association of Graveyard Rabbits has again been selected in
the Best Genealogy Blogs by Family Tree Magazine 2013. Bless them! The category description read: "These genealogists have a special way of helping us appreciate cemeteries for the genealogical havens they are: full of names and dates, historic statuary, and spots to contemplate the lives of ancestors committed to the earth long ago."

This is how Family Tree Magazine described the Reason for the Rabbit award:
"This blog is the hopping headquarters for a network of “graveyard rabbits” (and their own associated blogs) dedicated to transcribing tombstones and documenting local cemeteries in words and pictures. As such, it gives digital ink to a variety of interesting voices while offering insight into broad trends in cemeteries of yesterday and today, as well as fascinating facts about cemeteries around the world. You even may be tempted to become a “graveyard rabbit” yourself."
Special shout-outs to Robin Simonton (Graveyard Rabbit of the Triangle, N.C.) for her exceptional job this last year. The entire running of the Association was dropped in her lap with nary an instruction or even the tools she needed to complete the task. She never complained, she just kept it going in the face of adversity. This award belongs to her. Thank you Robin and congratulations! And to Henk Van Kempen ( Graveyard Rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi) for presenting such a good rabbit face on Facebook. And to the Journal staff of writers - you are the best group online. And to the faithful; thank you all for still being here.

Thank you Family Tree Magazine, you've done it again! Somewhere, Terry Thornton is smiling down on us.

And if that weren't polish enough on the old granite, the following Graveyard Rabbits and their individual blogs also won in this category. Please stop by their blogs and congratulate them.
  • Digital Cemetery Walk: "Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told." Where else can you find a headline like “Dead Bodies by Mail”? Gale Wall shares cemetery stories as well as photos of her regular cemetery walks, backing up her belief that “Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told.” Kansas researchers in particular will want to check out her posts, but there’s something here for everyone who’s fascinated by final resting places.
  • Granite in My Blood: "Graveyard Rabbit" Midge Frazel blogs about family gravesites and her ancestors' stories, but her posts often have wider appeal. She freely shares lessons learned (do your research before cemetery visits) and opinions on genealogy products. One fan writes, "The blog contains beautiful photos and interesting tips and info on cemeteries, genealogy and family."

Choosing this year's Family Tree 40 was David A. Fryxell [pronounced frick-SELL] a contributing editor and columnist for Family Tree Magazine, which he founded.

 So, put your feet up. Pour a cuppa and browse through the list of winners.



The Association website overhaul has begun. Hop back by and offer your support.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Article Gravyard Rabbit Online Journal





This week we have a special History Hare article written by Julie Goucher about an alarming cemetery desecration  trend in Australia. Please read her article today and get involved. There are many ways we can help, regardless of where we are located in this world. But we must protect the sacred ground where are loved ones, our fellow man, are interred. Hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal today!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal





Hi Rabbits!  How many of you are ready for spring?  This rabbit wrangler is, that's for sure!   This week's article is a real gem!  Put your thinking caps on and learn about America's largest cemetery. Think you know which one it is?  Well hop on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and learn something new!  This week Kale Liam Hobbes ensures that we are in for a treat!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal





Let's take a trip, Rabbits, through the snow and the brush, and explore a cemetery that will be "new" to most of us.  It's really quite aged, however, and in it we will learn secrets of the past!  Hop on over to this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and enjoy an interesting article written by Julie Goucher!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Post Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal

Love is in the air, fine rabbits!  What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day (err...week) then a humble prose about the love and loss in searching for a beloved grave.  Written by our own K. Liam Hobbes, it's sure to resonate with all of us!  Don't miss this week's Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.  Hop on over!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Article - Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal





Love is in the air, Rabbits!  Happy February! Let's fall in love with the beautiful photos of Gale Wall in this week's edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.  Hop on over!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal





One of the greatest things about the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal is that readers have an opportunity to learn about not only broad trends in cemeteries of yesterday and today, but great facts about specific cemeteries around the world. This week is no different.  Visit the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and read a fabulous review by LisaMary Wichowski of

In The Shadow Of The United States Capitol: Congressional Cemetery And The Memory Of The Nation and learn something new. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NEW article Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal!

Happy New Year Rabbits!  It's been a mild winter in many places, but that hasn't stopped the winter crud from contaminating many of us!  So this Rabbit Wrangler is sorry for the delay in posts, but now I'm back and ready to roll! 

We all know that the cremation rate is rising nationally, and how this will change cemeteries in the long run remains to be fully seen.  So let us take a look at Columbaria this week to become a bit more familiar with this growing trend.  Hope on over to the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal and start the year off right!

We're still in need of some blogging rabbits for the 2013 calendar. If you're interesting in learning more about this great opportunity email me at info@historicoakwood.com and we can chat! :-)