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.

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