Welcome to the January 2010 edition of Graveyard Rabbits Carnival.
Our first member-submitted idea, for the January 2010 edition, is The Final Resting Place. This theme comes from Colleen McHugh, author of the GYR blog, The R.I.P.PERS. Colleen wants us to investigate how families determine their final resting place. She goes on to say:
In today's mobile society, does one choose a place near where they last lived? Or do they return to the place of their roots? Do they rest in a family plot? If so, and if married, whose family plot? How has the determination of the final resting place changed between the time of our ancestors and now?
Up for the challenge were nine bloggers, who approached this topic in many different ways. Be sure to read all of the submissions, as you may find some help in your own research.
Dorene Paul presents Old Perkins Cemetery posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "The residents of Erie County, Ohio's Perkins Township in the 1940's thought their ancestors' remains had found their final resting place, but due to the War effort, a new final resting place was found."
Alice Keesey Mecoy presents John Brown Kin: The Final Resting Place - Musings of a Genealogist posted at John Brown Kin, saying, "John Brown descendant contemplates what to do after death, now that she has spent a year visiting numerous ancestors graves."
M. Diane Rogers presents The Final Resting Place – Graveyard Rabbits Carnival posted at CanadaGenealogy or ‘Jane’s Your Aunt,’ saying, “The choice of final resting places for family members may reflect practical concerns as well as emotional responses. Changes in burial customs may also influence both attitudes and decisions.”
Colleen McHugh presents Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep posted at The R.I.P.PERS.
That concludes this edition. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Be sure to join us for the next edition!