Thursday, June 30, 2011

19th-century grave unearthed at Eastern Michigan University campus

Several old bones that were found on Eastern Michigan University's campus have been identified as belonging to an older man buried in a 19th century Catholic cemetery.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Abigail K Rundel Coffin Plate

This is the coffin plate for Abigail K Rundel. Abigail died July 23rd 1866 aged 67 years.

Scientists to dig up the grave of Shakespeare

Scientists have applied for permission to exhume the body of William Shakespeare, hoping to establish how he died and use state-of-the-art computer equipment to create a groundbreaking three dimensional reconstruction of the famous writer.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Found grave ends 20-year search for Civil War vet

A search that began more than 20 years ago came to fruition last week in the Peetz Community Cemetery when the final resting place of a former Civil War soldier was found.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Montgomery County Pennsylvania, Hatfield Ledger Book 1858~1904

I have added scans of the pages from the Montgomery County Pennsylvania, Hatfield Ledger Book 1858~1904. This great old farm ledger came from New Hanover Township in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The original owner of the book did not sign his full name (he just put Hatfield at the top of each page) however there is a loose paper from 1878 in the book that belonged to James G Hatfield. The Hatfield ledger is a great genealogy find for this area of Pennsylvania as it contains a large number of local names starting in 1858. I had a hunt for a few of the names found in this ledger in the 1860 United States Federal Census and found many of them in Montgomery County, Berks County and Bucks County.

If you want to take a look go to

Hatfield Ledger Book 1858~1904

Who Was Marie Olsen?

Do you know Marie Olsen? Her gravestone was found recently in St. Paul, Minnesota. The only clue are the dates inscribed on the stone  1879-1932

See Geneanet's Genealogy Blog for more information.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jennie M Sprague

I found this interesting memorial photo in an antique shop in Cambridge Ontario. It is for Jennie M Sprague 1857 ~ 1895. I have not found out who she was yet but I will keep hunting.