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WINGED SKULL GRAVESTONE SYMBOLS – BillionGraves Tombstone Tuesdays November 24, 2020

I saw this yesterday on BillionGraves – WINGED SKULL GRAVESTONE SYMBOLS:  http://blog.billiongraves.com/winged-skull-gravestone-symbols/. Article is longer, but I shortened it to give a glimpse.    Cathy Wallace, November 23, 2020  10 min read   Winged skull gravestone symbols were common in 18th-century cemeteries. While they … Continue reading

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3 AMAZING GRAVESTONE OBELISKS — BillionGraves Blog – Tombstones Tuesdays November 10, 2020

I saw this yesterday on BillionGraves: https://blog.billiongraves.com/3-amazing-gravestone-obelisks/. Much longer article in the link. I thought this was a good Tombstones Tuesdays choice. 3 AMAZING GRAVESTONE OBELISKS  BillionGraves, November 9, 2020 14 min read Gravestone obelisks have been one of the most popular … Continue reading

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8 Outstanding Eagle Scouts Serving in Cemeteries — BillionGraves Blog – Tombstones Tuesdays October 20, 2020

There are some outstanding Eagle Scouts serving in cemeteries, taking hundreds of thousands of gravestone photographs to help others find their ancestors and expand their family trees. We would like to give a shout-out to a few of them. The rank … Continue reading

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Zentralfriedhof AKA Vienna Central Cemetery – Tombstone Tuesdays October 6, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Rookwood+Cemetery+AustraliaI mentioned the 7 largest cemeteries on a previous Tombstone Tuesdays – The 7 Largest Cemeteries in the World — BillionGraves Blog – Tombstone Tuesdays June 16, 2020, and I mentioned the 8th largest Arlington National Cemetery – Tombstone Tuesdays … Continue reading

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Bethel Cemetery, Brandon, Mississippi – Tombstone Tuesdays July 29, 2020

This week’s Tombstone Tuesdays post is Bethel Cemetery in Brandon, Mississippi. This is where Ed Bearrs – Rest in Peace Corporal Ed Bearrs, USMC and Chief Historian of the National Parks Service – 1923 – 2020, , his wife, and … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Mausoleums from Around the World – BillionGraves – Tombstone Tuesdays September 22, 2020

I saw this yesterday on BillionGraves –  5 Awesome Mausoleums from Around the World http://blog.billiongraves.com/awesome-mausoleums-from-around-the-world/ and thought it was a good choice for this week’s Tombstone Tuesdays post. There are numerous photos of the mausoleums in the link.   BillionGraves, 1 … Continue reading

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Arlington National Cemetery Reopens to the Public for Gravesite Visitation Only – Arlington National Cemetery – September 8, 2020

I initially did this post with the link to the Stars and Stripes article, but it is a pay site and while I saw it there first, the article is COVID-19 related and free for now on their website, I … Continue reading

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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. Cathy Wallace, 1 day ago Occupational gravestones can help you discover the story … Continue reading

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Remembering J. R. R. Tolkien September 2, 1973

As I was looking for information on the upcoming Amazon Lord of the Ring series for a different post, I found The One Ring post remembering J. R. R. Tolkien: https://www.theonering.net/torwp/2019/09/02/105478-today-in-middle-earth-september-2-in-remembrance-of-j-r-r-tolkien/. Note: I started this post a year ago and got … Continue reading

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Catholic Cemetery Symbols — BillionGraves Blog – Tombstone Tuesdays September 1, 2020

Is your halo slipping or shining? Do you know why the rosary was invented? What does a sideways horizontal cross mean? This blog post will help you understand Catholic cemetery symbols. And after that, your trips to the cemetery will … Continue reading

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