Hidden Meanings of 20 Gravestone Symbols

Hidden Meanings of 20 Gravestone Symbols

Silent Secrets Set in Stone A walk through a cemetery when researching ancestors can be a haunting, beautiful, and reflective experience. Aside from the names, birthdates, and death dates, what other secrets might their tombstones reveal? Those majestic, weather-worn stone carvings, statues, and etches you see (popularized by those cipher-loving...Read more
9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

9 Things You Can Learn About Your Ancestors From the Cemetery

Changing scenery and pleasant temperatures make Fall an especially good time to visit cemeteries (alongside a genealogy buddy for fun and safety). Seeing the gravestone and viewing records in the cemetery office may yield ancestry information you won’t find in an online database of burials—although online databases are very helpful,...Read more