During the Victorian era, particularly in the New World, head-stones took on an artistic and ornamental focus meant to memorialize and give tribute to the life of the deceased. These stones were decorated with symbolic carvings of items like angels, anchors, roses and animals. The grave symbol example on the left was used for descendants of the American Revolutionary War veterans who belonged to to a fraternal society called "Sons of the American Revolution."
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These are actual tombstone epitaphs.
Words of wisdom with a sense of humor. A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. And, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries... Some fascinating things on old tombstones!
"By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family."
– Orin Hatch
Findmypast.com offers 8 active links to obtain helpful information for both novice and more advanced researchers. Click "Read More" below
Q. I have a long Word document with parts that I want to cut and paste into a different file. Not all the paragraphs I want to use are near each other, and I think there will be a lot of back-and-forth between the two files, but is there a way to select random parts of the original document all at once? .
Taos County, New Mexico was settled very early by Europeans. For a nine year period it spanned 500 miles, and included what one day would become parts of the following four states . . .
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Recently I was working at the research desk in the Family History Library. A patron came into the library in hopes of finding information about her American Indian ancestors. She wanted to find the records for the school that her ancestor attended. She asked, “I want to find the Carlisle Indian school records.” My first reaction was a big, silent “gulp” because . . .
There has been lots of excitement lately over United States census records. Indexes and images are popping up all over the internet; not just for the 1940 Census, but all the way back to 1790. How can you keep up with it all? . . .
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