04 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
Have you seen the Association of Gravestone Studies page? The association furthers the study and preservation of gravestones. Individuals can join the association for $50 a year.
Did you know the past Journals, Markers, from 1980 – 2008, for the AGS are online? These are available for download through Internet Archives in many formats such as PDF, EPub, Kindle, and more.
Check them out when you have time!Tweet
02 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
We all know documents can help us tell the stories of our ancestors, but have you considered that their headstone tells stories too? I found this fantastic book, Stories in Stone A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister. It is filled with wonderful pictures and great descriptions of what the symbols and figures you see in a cemetery mean. There are even several pages of abbreviation meanings that are found on stones.
Take a look at these sites for additional information and next time you visit a cemetery, write down the story the grave stone tells you about your ancestor. Also visit on Friday for my Follow Friday post related to cemeteries.
A Grave Interest blog
Cemetery Symbolism, part of the Graveyard RabbitTweet
25 Feb 2011 Leave a Comment
I came across a post last week that I had to read but kept putting it off to do other things. Well, I just read it and now have to go try this myself.
Take a peek at FamHist’s Using Springpad for Genealogy Research and give it a try yourself!Tweet
22 Feb 2011 Leave a Comment
While doing research for a client last week, I was reminded again to trust my gut and follow the paper trail even if it leads to a dead end. Sometimes this requires reading rolls and rolls of microfilm as you scan newspaper headlines looking for that one thing you need to help prove a theory. Other times it requires re-reading documents you already have in your possession to ensure you are not missing any vital pieces. And sometimes you just have to go with your gut and search the one source you feel is THE one to provide the answers.Tweet
08 Feb 2011 Leave a Comment
Week 3: Cars
What was your first car? Describe the make, model and color, but also any memories you had of the vehicle.
My first car was ….. I remember what it looked like but not the make and model! Does that mean I’m old and forgetful? The color was cream. I had roll down windows, since this was the early 1990′s. I believe I was able to drive it later in my junior year of high school.Tweet