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About Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County

Terry Thornton of The Graveyard Rabbit and The Graveyard Rabbit of Hill Country began this association in mid-October 2008 and invited other genea-bloggers to participate. For becoming a member prior to the end of October, I am considered a “charter” member. This blog will cover the following topics (as defined by The Graveyard Rabbit”):

  1. Devoted exclusively to articles about cemeteries, grave markers, burial customs, the study of cemeteries, transcriptions of tombstones, or the preservation of cemeteries.
  2. Should be registered as a member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits.
  3. The geographic location should be limited.
  4. Content should be on subject and photographs are encouraged.

Since I have lived in Southern Denton County for the better part of almost 30 years, I feel that this would be a good area for me to cover without feeling too overwhelmed.  Although several cemeteries and headstones within this area have been photographed or transcribed for other genealogical purposes and websites, I hope to bring a fresh perspective and perhaps educate others.

I encourage comments and questions.  In-depth genealogical questions or research needed in Southern Denton County should be directed through my Genealogy Blog – All My Branches Genealogy. I will do my best to respond to any inquiries, comments, questions or criticisms.


1. Amy - October 19, 2008

This is just what we both need — a new blog I just started one at http://graveyardrabbitofcentralohio.wordpress.com

2. William Morgan - November 26, 2008

I have really enjoyed reading your blog since joining the GYR association! (I am in Central Florida.) Not too long ago, I discovered some of my ancestors lived in Denton County, but I don’t know if it was in the southern part or not! Have you ever heard of a place called “Pilot Point?” According to some notes received from a distant cousin, a bunch of our family are buried there. Keep up the good work!

3. Michele Lopez - December 20, 2008

I live in Denton county and was trying to research a headstone which lead me to your blog. I am surprised to see that such an association exists. I have had this hobby of taking digital pictures of headstones and recently came upon an unmarked grave. The tombstone is engraved with a dove above a lamb and I suspect the grave is that of a child. I took this picture at the Shiloh cemetery of Shady Shores, TX. There should be a link with this email if you’d like to see it. Thanks for the blog also I will bookmark it for future reference.

4. Joe D. Deaver - January 18, 2009

Just came across your interesting site here. I live in SE Denton County and have inventoried/photographed one cemetery here. However, I’ve been working with the cemeteries of Bell County for about ten years. It’s and enjoyable and intriguing hobby when I can find time for it.

5. Robin - March 19, 2009

I really like your blog! I just started one of my own. Well actually I have a total of 4 now, but who’s counting. Anyway.. have a great weekend.

6. Larry Sweeney - August 11, 2010

I just found this blog, I have to say that I know very little of blogs. I have been visiting cemeteries on our travel in the trailer, I have put over 4000 pictures on findagrave. I live in Richland Hills TEXAS just east of FORT WORTH, If this blog is still active I would be interested in hearing more about this graveyardrabbit thing . We (my wife and I) have been to maybe 50-60 different cemeteries in our travel, always lookin for more little grave yards along the way.

graveyardrabbitsdc - January 30, 2011

unfortunately, do to my schedule and my other websites, I’ve been unable to keep this blog current or travel to other cemeteries that I wanted to document. Anyone can be part of the graveyard rabbit blogs – if you go to my “about” page, there is information there & feel free to start your own blog & upload your own photos & information. I do know of some others who are documenting cemeteries in the Tarrant county area. Thanks for submitting to find a grave – most genealogists I know also use that website – as do I & I want to thank anyone who provides such a wonderful service to others.

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