What is a Grave Crawler?
The name Grave Crawler came about one afternoon after I had Claimed a couple of Photo Requests at FindAGrave.com. As I walked past gravestone after gravestone looking for the graves of a husband and wife I had an epiphany. It occurred to me that what I was doing was not unlike what a web crawler does when it browses the web and indexes web pages. Coupled with the fact that what we do as contributors to websites like FindAGrave.com is a form of indexing I thought that Grave Crawler was both a hip and suitable title for a person that takes part in this sort of hobby. Besides, wouldn’t you rather call yourself a Grave Crawler rather than a Taphophile?
What is GraveCrawler.com?
It all started with an idea. That’s how these things usually begin. I thought that it would be useful to take the grave registry concept (Findagrave.com, etc.) a step further by logging the GPS coordinates of each grave to make it easier for grave crawlers to locate graves. As I mentioned in another post, along the way I got a little sidetracked and this site has grown into something entirely different.
The site today is growing into the online presence for a personal crusade of mine, which is the preservation and protection of Native American mound-builder sites. I hope you enjoy the time you spend here.