We’re hanging out in the cemetery this month, with advice on doing tombstone rubbings and info on a great cemetery website.
Ep. 24: May 2010
In this episode:
The Editor’s Desk with Allison Stacy
LisLisa chats with Allison about the upcoming book Grave Humor. You can submit your own photos of funny headstones at the Funny Gravestone Photos group pool on Flickr.
News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad
Diane shares news from the recent NGS conference held in Salt Lake City.
- A Celebration of Family History
- Genealogy News Corral April 26-30
- Three New Announcements from Ancestry.com
Top Tips: Tombstone Tales
Sunny Morton and Lisa discuss the questions we should be asking about cemetery records from Sunny’s article Tombstone Tales in the July 2010 issue of the magazine. Family Tree Magazine Plus members can read the article here.
Here are some websites that Sunny recommends:
- The Department of Veterans Affairs lists American military cemeteries around the country as well as military cemeteries created by states
- American Battle Monuments Commission maintains 24 cemeteries for US soldiers who died in battles overseas
Best Websites: Names in Stone
Safe Keeping: Tombstone Rubbings
Grace provides safe keeping tips for doing tombstone rubbings.
Get more great advice here:
- Tombstone Rubbing Step by Step
- Talk about tombstones in our forum
- Don’t Get Arrested Doing a Tombstone Rubbing!
Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke
Have fun climbing your family tree!