Sunday, November 1, 2015

Gravestones: But Wait—There’s More!

Always walk completely around a tombstone to get all of the information on it. Many have additional names on the back. The photo below shows the front of a gravestone in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Connecticut:

photo: KMG

The photo below shows the back of this stone:

photo: KMG

Names on this side of the gravestone are a daughter and son-in-law of the people memorialized on the other side.

RESEARCH TIP: Don't forget to examine the sides and the top of old grave markers—you may find additional names carved there.

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