During the 20+ years that I have
been researching my family tree, a friend of mine taught me the art of
dowsing for lost graves and headstones. He was worried that this technique
of dowsing and cemetery research would not be carried on after he passed away.
I assured him that I would not let it be forgotten and in 1994 I advertised
Discover Rods in the Genealogical Helper magazine. Since then
researchers from all over the U.S. have been using our product.
When I found the headstones of my
great-great-great-great grandparents I was elated. No one in the family knew
that these pioneers were buried there. These headstones were lost
for several generations and are nearly 150 years old! Covered by several
feet of sediment, but well preserved, I was
able to determine their birth and death dates and make headstone rubbings of
each one to keep a "hard copy" for my files. The headstones have been reset in
our old family cemetery and entered into the state cemetery archives. A
memorial stone was obtained through the Veteran's Administration to honor
g-g-g-g grandfather's service in the War of 1812. Check out the
Gallery and the
Links pages for more information on cemetery
There will always be skeptics, but
numerous "lost" graves have been located through the use of Discover Rods.
After finding my first headstone, I realized how important Discover Rods could
be to assist others in their genealogical research and to easily teach others
the art of dowsing for graves. While most are using them in cemetery restoration
projects, some have purchased
them for the purpose of finding water, oil, utility lines, or in locating
Discover Rods are an important tool for
all genealogists to own. Simple to use, each set includes an instruction guide and tips for locating your ancestors. Cost is only $25 + $5 for shipping and handling.
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