"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
How do I research a cemetery history?
When compiling a cemetery history, this is a list of some of the sources I check to gather information:
Old community newspapers (originals or microfilm) – I check for stories about the cemetery and obituaries for the individuals who are buried in the cemetery;
Cemetery Association, if the the cemetery has one;
The land owner(s);
Church, Synagogue or Temple records - only applicable if the cemetery is affiliated
with a Church, Synagogue or Temple;
Family members of those individuals who are buried in the cemetery;
Older community members;
Local Historical and Genealogy Societies or other community organizations - VFW, America Legion, Masons, Woodsman of the World, etc.;
Local Funeral Homes and Florists ; and
Additionally, I will ask the local newspaper, historical and genealogy societies to do a story about the cemetery history project in their newspaper or newsletter to ask people to contact me with information, old photographs of the cemetery, etc.
If you have any other ideas or suggestions to add to this list, please let me know. What works for me in my community might not work for you.
This idea is for this list of suggestions to grow!
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"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column by Lynna Kay Shuffield
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World War I Burial Case Files and the WWI Document Archive - 25 May 2000
100 Years of Submarine History and the Sailors in Your Family Tree - 1 Jun 2000
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- 22 Jun 2000