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New Languages and Suggesting a Merge — Find A Grave News January 2019

We’ve been working hard on some updates to the site and today we rolled a few of them out. A lot of today’s changes are smaller tweaks and bug fixes that you may or may not notice, but there are … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash And Roy Clark – Folsom Prison Blues — donaldelley

  via Johnny Cash And Roy Clark – Folsom Prison Blues — donaldelley. If the video doesn’t work, try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6txoV_mGQg since some videos only work if you click on the original link or view them on YouTube. Here is Roy’s … Continue reading

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Understanding Cemetery Symbols, Part II – BillionGraves

Understanding Cemetery Symbols, Part II: https://blog.billiongraves.com/2019/02/05/understanding-cemetery-symbols-part-ii/. I covered part I in: Understanding Cemetery Symbols Part I – BillionGraves which can be found at https://blog.billiongraves.com/2019/01/29/understanding-the-cemetery-symbols-on-your-ancestors-gravestones/. More information about each symbol below can be found on the first link above. Cemetery Symbol … Continue reading

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Happy Angel Day Dad February 7, 1977

I have memory issues, but some things stick in my memory. The death of Dad is one of those events. He died February 7, 1977. You can visit his grave on BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/headstone/Fredrick-Willard-Smith/843592  or Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85161383/f-smit – has a photo … Continue reading

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Acronyms on Headstones

As a follow-up to an earlier post, Understanding Cemetery Symbols Part I – BillionGraves, there are numerous websites that include various and sundry acronyms on headstones. I am going to include sites that include sayings, especially non-English words or phrases, … Continue reading

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Understanding Cemetery Symbols Part I – BillionGraves

I saw this in an e-mail today, https://blog.billiongraves.com/2019/01/29/understanding-the-cemetery-symbols-on-your-ancestors-gravestones/. Part II should be posted next week. Some earlier links on the BillionGraves (BG) blog are https://blog.billiongraves.com/2013/08/20/headstone-symbolism-part-1/ and https://blog.billiongraves.com/2013/12/21/headstone-symbolism-part-2/. I urge caution on headstone symbols as sometimes the person or family liked … Continue reading

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Some of the Strangest Locations for Headstones

As somebody who photographs headstones when I have the opportunity, I have seen them pop up in the most unusual places during my research. Some are in the middle of roadways, like: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/06/14/remains-seven-found-grave-middle-road/85866202/; I haven’t run across any of these … Continue reading

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