Category Archives: Cemeteries

Headstone Horrors: When a headstone needs assistance.

Is there anything more disheartening than the crumbling headstone of your ancestor?   Your first impulse would be to grab the portion of the headstone that rests on the ground. Please fight that impulse and let the stone remain where … Continue reading

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Support Local Projects & Save Local History

This is a proud moment for our Mt. Zion Cemetery Board as we’ve sustained 10 years of restoring a local cemetery, Mount Zion Cemetery, Festus, Missouri to a respectful state. What started out as my passion for genealogy has turned … Continue reading

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Cemetery Picnicing in 7 Steps

The spring and early summer are fabulous times of the year for family gatherings and picnics. So why not make the family cemetery one of the destinations? 1) Take along a picnic basket, a blanket, a camera, and a pencil … Continue reading

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Threatened Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery, Illinois

Sadly, the Mount Hope Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois is another local cemetery¬† burdened with funding issues that have resulted in neglect. Read more… Cemetery’s Sunken Graves Anger Belleville Mayor by Chris Regnier, FOX2now.com, April 8, 2011. (article & video) Metro-east … Continue reading

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Threatened Cemeteries: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia.

The Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia is a historic cemetery currently plagued with neglect and an unsure future. Read more… Historic Cemetery in Philadelphia Shuts Down, Leaving Families With No Answers by Joshua Rhett Miller, April 07, 2011, FoxNews.com (article … Continue reading

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Rediscovered Cemeteries: North Carolina

A North Carolina cemetery, possibly African-American, was recently rediscovered during expansion of a nearby subdivision. Read more… We can learn a lot from our historical cemeteries no matter how near or far. Future news and issues regarding cemeteries can be … Continue reading

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