Stories Behind Some of the World's Most Fascinating Gravestones
A cemetery survey is compiling a complete description, location, layout and index of a cemetery and all the memorial markers within. Learn the steps to start your own cemetery survey project.
Founded in 1789, New Orleans' St. Louis No. 1 is our most visited cemetery, full of legends and prominent citizens. These are the stories of some of the most popular tombs.
Old cemeteries hold long forgotten secrets and the stones sometimes tell a tale. Here is one story of the tragedy that befell one New England family.
A great way to find new clues while researching your family history is to visit old cemeteries. A lot of regions may not have death records available, so gravesites are the next best thing for finding out vital...
Between 100,000 and 150,000 people are buried in anonymous graves in the center of New Orleans- and you'd hardly know it! Plus a ghost story...
Have you ever gone by a cemetery or particular marker and wondered who that person was?
On May 20, 2012, our youngest son, Andy, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He wanted all of his brothers to witness this event. Our second son, Brian, died in January, 2010. Andy had...
I have always been intrigued with historical cemeteries, especially one resting downtown. When I was in college, I took a class on death and dying to study the manner in which societies dealt with the subject of death...
Carrollton's dubious distinction is being the only graveyard in New Orleans' history divided by race.Ironically the "white" section is falling apart while the "black" one is still actively cared for.
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