Welcome to Fidelium animæ!

Fidelium animæ encourages the adoption of neglected and forgotten grave sites.

Welcome to Fidelium Animæ "Faithful Souls."  This is a site that encourages you to find a neglected grave site and adopt it.  The rules are simple: find a grave that appeals to you -- a child, an individual with no family in the surrounding plot, any grave that appears neglected and adopt it.  Make an effort to visit the grave and on holidays, leave flowers and say a prayer for the soul.

This can be a lot of fun -- go to familysearch, a free database from the LDS, input the birth and death dates and see what pops up.  Work up a family tree.  It is up to you how involved you wish to be.

For those with children or who are homeschooling, use this as a lesson in genealogy.  Have fun and remember those who have walked here before us!  Fidelium animæ, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace.  Amen.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) All Souls' Day

Fidelium animæ encourages the adoption of neglected and forgotten grave sites.

One of my favorite cemeteries -- Mount Hope Cemetery, 
Belleville, Illinois, in the autumn.  For a video about Mount Hope click here.