20 September 2015

Find-A-Grave Community Day, Raleigh County

So Ancestry.com is promoting Find-A-Grave Community Day for Saturday, October 17th. The Stone Chasers want to get behind this effort in our local area, Raleigh County WV. If anyone wants to meet up with us that day, leave a comment here or leave us a message.

The goals apparently are to fulfill photo requests and meet the other Find-A-Gravers in your area.

If anyone has a suggestion of a cemetery to focus on, please let us know. We were thinking something mid-sized with a reasonable number of photo requests but not too much area to cover.

Our tentative selection is the cemeteries by the Camp Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Flat Top - here are some of the cemetery links in Find-A-Grave that I believe apply:

Lilly Cemetery in Flat Top
(60 interments, 47% photographed, 8 requests)

Flat Top Baptist Church Cemetery
(215 interments, 67% photographed, 7 requests)

Epling-Matherly Cemetery
(47 interments, no photos or requests)

Flat Top is right on the county line, so most of the listings show it as being in Mercer County, but I believe the cemeteries are in Raleigh County. Not that it really matters, just pointing out that you may have to look under both counties to find the records.


Today's The Day

The first thing I've learned from this is that I'm not an event organizer. I apologize to anyone who thought this was going to be a well-planned outing. But for the record, I will be out at Flat Top / Camp Creek Primitive Baptist at 10:00 today and if anyone else can join that would be awesome. Sherry's going to deal with getting ready for basketball tournament and celebrating two birthdays so that I can breakaway and do this today. -- David


  1. The date is October 17, 2015, Saturday for the Find A Grave Community Meetup Day

  2. The date is October 17, 2015, Saturday for the Find A Grave Community Meetup Day

    1. Thanks, Heather! I must have been looking at last year's date.