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No more new BTG blog posts :(

Hi folks:

I’m heartbroken to say that due to the commitment demands of a new job, I’m no longer able to spend the time needed to research and write the articles everyone enjoys so much here on this site.

Until things settle down (and I really don’t know when that might be–6 months? 8 months?), this’ll be the last post.  However, I’ll be checking in from time to time, so if you have questions or comments, feel free to post and I’ll answer.

I do plan on keeping the BTG Facebook going so please check it out (here’s the link) to keep up on what’s happening in the cemetery world. The fans are pretty active over there; feel free to swing by for a visit.

Thank you so much for joining me again on this journey. It’s been fun sharing it all with you, and I hope we can do it again sometime soon.

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.



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Sharing Saturday: Protecting the Bones from Thieves

Today’s Sharing Saturday post comes from the Bones Don’t Lie blog, run by Katy Meyers Emery, an Anthropology PhD Candidate who specializes in Mortuary archaeology and bio-archaeology.

Check it out: Grave Guns, Coffin Torpedoes, and Other Methods of Protecting Your Bones From Thieves

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Dog days of August

Just an FYI: For the month of August, I’m going to enjoy a little bit of summer respite by posting some forgotten goodies from the archives on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The BTG Facebook page will still have its daily postings in case you need a fix AND there are 3 Sharing Saturday posts scheduled. Pssst. The one scheduled for August 15 is really cool.

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Dolls from another time


Waiting patiently….the Fernando columbarium site

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No posts today and Wednesday :(

Apologies, folks, but there will be no posts today or Wednesday thanks to an unexpected backlog of work on my desk. The BTG Facebook page is still in full swing, though, and I will have something for you on Friday and for Saturday.

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Just a reminder…


Folks, don’t forget to check in this coming week for an interview with an intrepid researcher/restorer that snagged me some great How To tips. In fact, there are so many, I’m splitting it up into two posts. Look for the first one on Tuesday and the second on Thursday.

The first will cover how to research faded or illegible names on headstones. These are hints that are so obvious, all the historians out there will probably say, “well, duh!’ And while the focus is specifically for Civil War veterans, the hints are also helpful for any kind of name search.

The second article offers hints on how to get a replacement veteran’s headstone from the VA when you don’t have the family’s permission. Nope, it’s not always easy, but it’s still do-able.

See you on Tuesday!


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Pushing up some daisies


I’m willing to bet there are a large number of BTG readers out there who are THOROUGHLY sick of winter’s cold weather, ice, snow, dripping clothes, and even drippier noses.

I’m also willing to bet there are a significant number of you who are seriously wondering whether you’ll ever see green grass again. So in the spirit of all that’s good about flowers and cemeteries pushing up daisies in the spring, here’s a little something that will hopefully speed the arrival of warmer weather to where you live.

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