Saturday, March 28, 2009

More Kansas Death Records

I have updated my Kansas page on I have added 100 more obits and updated some links. A lot of the new obits are from the Wichita area.

Kansas Death Records

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mass Grave For 19th-century Irish Immigrants

Researchers may have discovered a mass grave for nearly five dozen 19th-century Irish immigrants who died of cholera weeks after traveling to Pennsylvania to build a railroad. Historians at Immaculata University have known for years about the 57 immigrants who died in August 1832 but could not find the grave.
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Coffin Plate of Adam Wilkin Now Online

The Coffin Plate of Adam Wilkin is online. Adam died in 1869 and with a little hunting I found him living in Wallkill, Orange County, New York in 1860.

See the coffin plate of Adam Wilkin

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reburied After 700 Years

More than 200 people have attended the funeral and burial in north Kent of an unknown teenage girl who was decapitated about 700 years ago. Read More

Monday, March 16, 2009

No Photos Of Tombstones Allowed

The church board of Old Union Christian Church Cemetery in Lexington Kentucky is up in arms about a man taking photos of graves and posting them on a web site.

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Coffin Plate of Pamelia A Grovesteen

The Coffin Plate of Pamelia or Permelia A Grovesteen is now online on Permelia may have lived in Union Vale, Dutchess County, New York.

Permelia A Grovesteen Coffin Plate

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Vampire Unearthed In Venice

I thought this was an interesting story as it tells us a little about the burial customs and beliefs of our ancestors back in the 1500s. Who knows some one reading this story may be descended from the woman in the grave.

An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws - evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Coffin Plate of Samuel Allen 1799 ~ 1874

The Coffin Plate of Samuel Allen 1799 ~ 1874 is now online at Samuel Allen 1799

Or take a look at the coffin plate index atCoffin Plate Index

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

St Ann's Cemetery in Penetanguishene Simcoe County Ontario

I was in Penetanguishene the other day and had some time on my hands so I took some photos of graves in St Ann's Cemetery. I already had a handful of graves from St Ann's online but this new batch gives me about 150. I now have about 75% of the old pre 1900 graves. St Ann's cemetery is still in use but I do not have many photos of the more recent burials.

I am still geting the new grave photos on line and it will most likely take me the rest of the day to finish.

You can see what I have online so far at St Ann's cemetery

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Paddington Cemetery Sinking

Mourners at a section of graves in Paddington Cemetery in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, have to negotiate filthy marshland in section 3B of the graveyard after unseasonal weather turned the site into a quagmire. Graves are sinking and becoming a boggy mess after foul weather played havoc with the ground.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Coffin Plate of Hannah Herbert 1850 ~ 1861

The Coffin Plate of Hannah Herbert 1850 ~ 1861 is now online. I had a look for Hannah in the 1860 United States Federal Census. I found a Hanna Herbert living in Georgetown Ward 1, Washington, DC, She was born about 1850 in the District of Columbia. I also found a Hannah Herbert living in New York, Ward 17 District 4, New York. She was born about about 1848 in France.

You can see the Coffin Plate of
Hannah Herbert on Ancestors At