|Headstone of my great-grandfather John Clark|
Sunday, June 18, 2017
In a recent post Alona of Lonetester declared June 18th to be Cemetery Day. As I think this is a great idea (thanks Alona) I decided my goal for the day was to go through some of my records looking for gaps and see if I could track down the graves of some of my ancestors that had eluded me. Using Billion Graves and Find a Grave as my starting points, and newspapers such as Trove and British Newspaper Archive, amongst others, I spent a lovely couple of hours tracking down graves and finding photos of family headstones. It was quite surprising how many gaps I had in my tree and how many I was able to fill.
So come on board with Cemetery Day and research an ancestor's grave site, visit a cemetery and take some photos, share the photos you have with your family - or start planning for Cemetery Day 2018.