Blogger Develops A Grave Interest in Cemeteries

What started as a passing interest became a blog, and then developed into a passion. Cemetery blogger, Joy Neighbors travels the South and Midwest taking photos of cemeteries and speaking about the topic.

Lexington, KY, September 01, 2011 --( This Thursday, September 1, Joy Neighbors will be speaking at the Pike County, Indiana Genealogical Society in Petersburg, Indiana. Her hour-long presentation begins at 7 P.M. She will speak about symbolism and learning to read the “Silent Language of the Stones.”

Neighbors spoke last month at the National Midwest Family History Expo in Kansas City, Kansas on the topic of cemetery research. She is scheduled to speak in October in Vincennes, Indiana and again in November in Rochester, New York.

“This is something that I become more passionate about every time I go to a cemetery,” Neighbors remarked. “There’s so much history to explore, and so much to tell after an afternoon spent reading and photographing the stones. And I always learn something. I did a blog a couple of weeks ago about dowsing for graves. Now that’s just another aspect of the trip!”

Neighbors is the marketing director for a small Kentucky winery by day, and a cemetery-history-genealogy blogger/speaker by night and weekend. She began the blog, A Grave Interest, as a place to share cemetery history, lore, photos and genealogy information. Neighbors says she would love to one day develop it into a full time career of writing and speaking.

Neighbors can be contacted at or on Facebook at A Grave Interest, about her blog, or speaking opportunities.

A Grave Interest
Joy Neighbors
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