17 Dec 2018

Tag: cemetery

Tombstone Tuesday

Tombstone Tuesday: Louisa May Alcott 

Louisa May Alcott, famous American writer and women’s rights advocate, is buried in what has been dubbed “Author’s Ridge” in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts. She was born in November 29, 1832 and died early at the age of 53. Despite her family’s…

Fun Facts

Headstone Symbolism, part 1 

Have you ever stopped to take a look at what you find on headstones besides names and dates? Cemeteries are filled with symbolism that you may not even realize at first glance. As I payed close attention to the symbols on the headstones around me…

Competitions

August Image Rush! 

The summer months are coming to a close here at BillionGraves and that means it’s time for one last summer competition! Let the image rush begin! The Goal: The goal this month is to get as many images as possible while the weather’s still good…

Stories

The Brick Wall Breakthrough 

Norma Storrs Keating—a professional genealogist for over 20 years—was stumped. She was working on a project for a client named Emmett (name has been changed), but could find no trace of his maternal grandmother. Emmett has been estranged from his mother for a few years,…