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From: val brown <>
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] Missing Stones in Cemetery
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 11:34:03 -0700 (PDT)
Aside, the flip side of this is that there maybe a
monument, but no burial beneath the stone. It is then,
a memorial, and more investigation to be done.
I have six burials of family in one plot in an
operating cemetery. Three members had the resources
for a stone, but for whatever reason, it was not done
at those three separate burial occasions.
Investigation at the church showed all names, where
everyone was placed, dates, etc. In my own experience,
I found the cemetery deeds for plots my great
grandparents and parents' had bought. These deeds get
over looked. After investigation, one might find an
open, available space for future burial(s) and the
opportunity for a stone to be made then to name all
who are buried together.
--- Rene' <> wrote:
> Remember that just because stones are not in a
> cemetery, does not mean that
> the person(s) are not there. Some people didn't
> have stones for one reason
> or another, or the stones are just plain missing.
> You have to take into account all sources. If you
> have an obit that says
> the person is there, or death records etc. You also
> have to remember that
> listings of cemetery records are transcriptions.
> These transcriptions were
> done by humans and we all make mistakes, this is
> really important to
> remember when looking at any records, just as was
> discussed a couple of days
> Also just because you have walked a cemetery and
> don't find the stone, there
> are many different reasons a stone might not be
> there, just because it isn't
> doesn't mean that the person isn't buried there.
> Just some thoughts,
> List Administrator
> -------Original Message-------
> Date: 5/3/2007 12:11:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] St. Joseph's Catholic
> Church, Deposit
> I visited the St. Joseph's rectory and they were
> extremely helpful. They
> made me a cup of tea and let me browse through their
> marriage and burial
> to find my Moran relatives. I took digital photos
> of the entries (no
> photocopier), so I didn't have to transcribe
> everything and it took a lot
> less time.
> I got there on a weekday, with no prior notice to
> them. Sending a letter
> advance would be an excellent idea.
> I also visited the cemetery, but several relatives
> that should have had
> tombstones there weren't found. That's still a
> mystery to me.
> Anyway, good luck with your research.
> Asa Gage
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