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The Value of Cemeteries - 06/21/2012
To the genealogist, cemeteries provide several pieces of information. First of all, headstones give you at least the death date and often the birth date of the individual. During certain eras, especially the mid-19th century, only the death date and the age of the deceased were given on the stone. The problem with this accounting is that it is very prone to error. The headstone of one of my ancestors reads, "died Oct. 13, 1862 aged 60 Ys, 9 Mo, 13 Ds." By my reckoning, this puts her birth date as Dec 31, 1801. But the family record book, written by the woman's step-mother, who kept meticulous records, says she was born on Jan. 1, 1802. So, beware of this and get independent confirmation from other sources. The genealogist can also glean family groups from cemeteries. Many times several relatives of a family are buried close to one another, especially spouses and children. The marker sometimes says who the parents or spouse was. If you ...

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