Wednesday, January 28, 2009
- British Columbia
Some interesting cemeteries you'll want to see are:
- Monticello, in Virginia, where Thomas Jefferson is buried.
- Mount Vernon, George Washington's Tomb
- Christ Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin's grave.
- Springfield, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln is buried.
Just click on the pointer and you can see the photo and cemetery information. Be sure to take a look - and add your cemetery to our map!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Bryant Family Cemetery
In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, there's a small cemetery located in the middle of an apartment complex parking lot. It's elevated and fenced - apparently the developer couldn't get permission to move the cemetery when he built the apartments, so they left it in the middle of the complex. Good thing in my opinion!
The cemetery looks like it belonged to the Bryant family and the last known burial was in 1916.
Perkins Family Cemetery
Also in Mississippi is the Perkins Family Cemetery. It's in the woods behind a subdivision in Washington, near Natchez in Adams County. The cemetery has a brick wall around it, but it's by a gully and some of the graves and wall have fallen into the gully.
There are four markers:
- M'Cullough, Mary Jane
- Perkins, Charles
- Perkins, Sarah
- Perkins, Joseph Sen'r
Do you know of any cemeteries in strange and unusual places? Please leave a comment and tell us about them!
Monday, January 19, 2009
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Friday, January 16, 2009
- Emma Cole Simmons
- Thomas H. Cole
- Edward J. Cole
- Athaliah D. Cole
- John H. Cole
- William T. Cole
It is also believed that Edward Thomas Cole and Ann Eliza Beal Cole are buried there. Kevin has done some great research on this cemetery and has included wonderful headstone photos. He also has a map of the area from 1864.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
VIEW A CEMETERY LIST:
You can select a state or province and see what cemeteries are already added to the database. You can also view a list of recently added cemeteries.
BUILD YOUR OWN CEMETERY MAP:
With unique on-line mapping tools, anyone can create a cemetery map. The website guides you through the process, which is very easy. Check out their Class B Cemetery Mapping Recommendations and explore the Grave Mappers blog for more mapping tips. It's a great way to preserve cemetery records.
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- Free Limited Membership - search for cemetery burials; view and interact on the website; upload images and attachments to burial records; participate in forum-style discussions; print maps and records; and create your own cemetery maps.
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DECORATE A GRAVE:
For $9.95, you can decorate a grave with virtual flowers and other images that last three months. This is a headstone photo on Names in Stone that I decorated myself with virtual flowers. It's fun to find your ancestors' graves, especially those you are unable to visit personally, and decorate them. Complete members get a discount on grave decor.
At Names in Stone, there's something for everyone who is interested in cemeteries and genealogy. Grave Mappers invites you to take a look!
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Thursday, January 8, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
"After loading his research materials in the rental car, he began the hour drive from Montgomery to the Bethel Cemetery, wondering if his trip would be successful. Evening was closing in and he hoped that he would be able to locate the cemetery and glean the information needed.
"A few miles before his destination, he noticed the small Sandy Ridge Cemetery off the side of the road. He knew this wasn’t the Bethel Cemetery, but for some reason he felt he needed to pull over and explore.
There are many great cemetery websites out there, but I think Names in Stone is the next generation of cemetery websites. And it will become a more and more useful research tool as cemeteries are added to the site.
That's where GRAVE MAPPERS comes in. We need your help to populate the Names in Stone database. There are many small family cemeteries, abandoned cemeteries, and cemeteries in obscure places that only a few people remember anymore. If these cemeteries are mapped at Names in Stone, the records are preserved and become available for everyone to research.
Take a look at one of the newest cemeteries available at Names in Stone - Creedmoor Community Cemetery in Texas. Thanks to a Texas Grave Mapper for your hard work!