My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.
For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.
Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Cemeteries - Check for Footstones
Often if you just take a photo head on, to get the inscription, you might not even be aware that there is a footstone. Always look behind the headstone, about 5' or so to see if there is a footstone.
The photo below give you an idea of what a headstone and footstone look like taken together. It was posted on Tuesday, for my Steven Daniel. There is a separate photo of the footstone, but I was wondering if everybody knew what it was. (The headstone is in the front middle, and the small footstone is behind.) And a perfect example of a headstone that was damaged.