Occupational Gravestones are Family History Clues – BillionGraves Blog- September 8, 2020

I saw this on BillionGraves today – Occupational Gravestones are Family History Clues: http://blog.billiongraves.com/occupational-gravestones/. The article includes several occupations and has a list of obscure occupational terms.


Occupational gravestones can help you discover the story of your ancestor’s life. It’s the dash between the dates!

As family historians, most of us look for gravestones to find birth and death dates to add to our family trees. What a pleasant surprise when we come across an occupational gravestone with pictures, sculptures, or symbols!

Occupations are something most people think about from the time they are children. In fact a common question that children are asked is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Occupations often define who we feel we really are. When someone asks in conversation, “Tell me about yourself?”, it is our occupation that often plays a major part in the answer.


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