Cemetery research is a vital part of genealogy research, but the opportunity to research where your ancestor(s) was buried does not present itself. Performing cemetery research online is possible! We’ll walk through how to successfully research genealogy in a cemetery using online resources.
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Are you missing clues in the cemetery to your ancestors? Learn how to analyze an ancestor’s tombstone and find more genealogy records. As a genealogy researcher, I love cemetery research. [My children think I’m nuts!] Still, on-the-ground research in the cemetery where your ancestor(s) is buried can provide valuable information for your future genealogy research. In this post, we will look specifically at the tombstone. As part of your cemetery research, analyzing your ancestor’s tombstone is crucial. Cemetery Terminology Is there a difference between a gravestone, tombstone and a headstone? Yes. And no. Today, we used use the those three terms interchangeably, but that hasn’t always been the case. Originally,…
Six photographs every genealogy researcher should take when performing cemetery research. Ensure you find and record all of the clues your ancestor's gravestone is telling you.
Struggling to find an ancestor’s date of death is not unusual. Yet, the date of death is an important piece of information we need when researching our ancestors. Explore reasons why you are not finding your ancestor’s date of death, and start finding those dates!