Dying tradition? Technology used to connect instead of visiting graves
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The tradition of gravesite visitation is alive and well in our community, according to Jefferson City area observers. But, they quickly add, younger generations seem to be adopting some new methods of honoring deceased loved ones.
Samantha Renner of Riverview Cemetery has noticed younger generations have a different method of paying homage to the deceased. “It’s mostly older generations — the baby boomers and generations prior to that — who visit graves."
But Renner has observed younger generations seem to have a hunger for their overall family heritage and that they are taking advantage of modern-day genealogy resources to learn their origins.