Campo Santo-holy ground.A good name I thought for a blog about cemeteries and the dead.Especially as I want to focus on my early California Spanish/Mexican ancestors.I am a eighth generation native daughter of Alta California on my fathers side.I have always been interested in family and cemeteries but lately they have been calling for more of my attention it seems. I think it started with the sadness I feel about how few graves there are to visit in my family.Poverty,time and a lack of respect for the early settlers of California have left few tombstones to see.I want to draw some attention to to that.

I know I will venture into other areas though.I like to visit graveyards for many reasons.I have become involved with the website and have become a contributor there.I hope I might be able to include some of my mothers side of my family even though I live far from were any of them are buried.

The holiday Dia de muertos has been a major celebration for me for the last 10 years.So I have many areas of interest in holy ground.