Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Article on the GYR Online Journal

This week in our Tech T.I.P. column Denise shows us how to create a virtual cemetery tour. Hop on over to the GYR Online Journal for this article.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Article Available in the GYR Online Journal

“Unearthing A Cemetery History”

by footnoteMaven the History Hare

When writing a family history and including death ephemera and/or tombstone photographs, consider researching the cemetery itself for some interesting information.

Many, if not all cemeteries, have a history and your ancestor may have played a prominent role in that history. For some families a cemetery connection may be obvious. A burial. Such is the case with my husband's Great Great Uncle George Palmer who was wounded on the field of battle at Gettysburg and succumbed to his wounds five days later. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. But there is a good deal more to the story of the cemetery at Gettysburg, more surrounding a soldier's original burial on the battlefield, his disinterred, and reburial. All fodder for a great family history.

You'll find the rest of this article from the History Hare in
the Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Article on the GYR Online Journal

This week in our Graveyard Guru column Stephanie shares with us on the many symbols of freemasonry.

Hop on over to the GYR Online Journal for the article.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Article on the GYR Online Journal

This week in our Digging for Answers column Randy answers the following question:

My local genealogical society wants to do more than a "walk the gravestones and transcribe and index them" survey of our local cemetery. How could we make a really wonderful cemetery book and/or web page that would honor our ancestors buried there and also be a service to our members, local visitors and the genealogical community?
Hop on over to the GYR Online Journal and read his answer.

This column needs your questions. Please send them to your editor. Thanks!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Article on the GYR Online Journal

"I'm late....I'm late". Note: Your Editor has a very good excuse for being late in posting this column. Her son is home for 15 days from Afghanistan.

This week we introduce A Rabbit's Review column. This replaces The Educated Rabbit column with Sheri's retirement. Please welcome LisaMary Wichowski to the GYR Online Journal.

This week LisaMary reviews the book The American Resting Place. Hop on over to the GYR Online Journal and read the article.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Call For Submissions - Graveyard Rabbits Carnival October 2010 Edition


The topic for the October 2010 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival is: An Occupation Or Hobby Memorialized in Stone.

This topic was submitted by Diane Wright, who authors three GYR blogs: The Kansas Rabbit, The Wright Graveyard Stew, and The Grave Yard Rabbit Travels Wright. Have you found an occupation taken to the grave? Pride in a hobby included on the tombstone? Show us what you've found. We are all interested. I know there are some great stories out there, so share with all the rabbits!

Submit your post to the carnival using the submission form. Submissions for this edition are due by September 25. Be sure to include a short description of your post in the “remarks” section of the submission form.

GYRabbit Carnival - September 2010


The topic for the September 2010 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival is: A Local Celebrity In Our Mist. This topic was submitted by Tina Micheal Ruse, who authors the blog, Campo Santo - Holy Ground. So sit back, let's see what the Rabbits have chosen!

Dorene Paul presents Sallie Reber, Popular Singer posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "Sallie Reber was a popular singer in New York and elsewhere, but after her death, she was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio."

Carol presents The Governor and The Gravedigger posted at Reflections From the Fence, saying, "Two celebrities, a governor and a gravedigger. Both buried in the same cemetery, both celebrities in my mind."

Denise Olson presents Randolph Caldecott posted at Moultrie Creek Gazette, saying, "Randolph Caldecott was a British artist known for his illustrations in children's books. Ironically, he died in St. Augustine while visiting the U.S. to improve his health."

Tammi Thiele presents Famous File: Sam Walton- Founder of Walmart - A Local Celebrity In Our Mist GYR submission posted at Escape to the Silent Cities, saying, "The founder of Wal-Mart."

Henk van Kampen presents Jacob van Rees posted at The graveyard rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, saying, "The grave of Jacob van Rees, a renowned abstainer, vegetarian, socialist and humanist."

That concludes this edition and it was terrific! Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

And while you're here, take a look at past carnivals, there's so much interesting information to be found when you explore cemeteries with a Graveyard Rabbit: