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Re: [FHCNET] Re: Tree, nFS and AncQuest

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  • Finn
    For additional information alongs thes lines see James Tanner s recent blog post at http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2013/04/moving-beyond-gravemarkers.html
    Message 1 of 28 , Apr 20, 2013
      For additional information alongs thes lines see James Tanner's recent
      blog post at
      http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/2013/04/moving-beyond-gravemarkers.html

      very enlightening.

      Finn S Hansen
      Cottonwood Heights, UT


      -----Original Message-----
      From: tmason1 <tmason1@...>
      To: FHCNET <FHCNET@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 9:24 pm
      Subject: [FHCNET] Re: Tree, nFS and AncQuest


      Do local funeral homes, courthouses and cemetery caretakes have records
      that you
      will not find if all you use is tombstones?

      Several years ago my wife and I went to four cemeteries in a rural
      farming
      community north of Toronto, Ontario where her father was from.

      We made appointments with the cemetery caretakes who opened their
      Interment
      books up to us. We found that while there may only be two stones on the
      surface
      there are often eight people buried in the plot. Six years later we are
      still
      building upon the records which were in the books that were opened for
      us.

      Why limit your search to just the stones? Find out if the cemetery
      Interment
      record books are available for viewing or microfilming.

      Terry Mason
      Clermont, FL

      --- In FHCNET@yahoogroups.com, James W Anderson <genealogy248@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > On the BillionGraves siteelf they show what cemeteries have been
      photographed
      and to what extent.  Completion rates range from one headstone out of
      thousands
      to the entire cemetery that may have 20,000 or more stones.
      >
      > FamilySearch actually went out one day and photographed in one day
      the entire
      cemetery in Murray, Utah.  They got 14,000 headstones photographed. 
      All should
      be on FamilySearch now as transcribed records with the links to the
      images on
      FamilySearch.



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