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Stories from the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

Today’s Sharing Saturday post is a video about all the items people leave at the Vietnam Memorial for friends and family members.

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Sharing Saturday: The Daily Tombstone Photo

For those of you who can’t get enough of really cool carvings, I present the Daily Tombstone Photo blog as this week’s Sharing Saturday offering.

Enjoy and P.S., check out the 2nd photo. Is that cool or what?

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Doing a genealogy search? Check out these cemetery records

Today’s Sharing Saturday post from InsideToronto.com, shares a list of several different types of cemetery records that can help further any genealogy search.

Enjoy:  http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5592155-the-joy-of-genealogy-cemetaries-a-great-place-to-dig-up-valuable-information/

 

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Sharing Saturday: Interesting obituary

Today’s sharing post comes from the Climbing My Family Tree…One Branch At A Time, blog.

One of the most important search tools genealogists have at their disposal, is the newspaper obituary section. Most of the notices are run of the mill. This one is definitely not.

So without further ado, I present, Death Comes After Fall in Geyser.

 

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Sharing Saturday: How family feuds impact genealogy searches

Today’s post from the Moore Genealogy blog, focuses on an all-too familiar problem in families–the family feud and how it can impact a genealogical search. Not only is it a post definitely worth reading, but it’s also a potent reminder to talk to anyone and everyone you can in your family to see what information you can glean. Even casual conversations can yield unexpected results.

Family Feuds Or The Spice of Genealogy

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Sharing Saturday: The Chinese in Sonora

Today’s post comes from the Sonoran Jackrabbit who focuses on cemeteries and markers throughout Southern Arizona. While the site doesn’t look like it’s been updated in a while, there are still some photos and essays on it that are worth browsing through.

Here’s a fascinating one on the Chinese section of Globe Cemetery in Gila County, Arizona.

“The number of Chinese in Arizona never attained the numbers that immigrated to California so they lived in very small groups and did not become large societies with a cultural support systems. So the small faction of Chinese in a small town like Globe were productive, industrious workers or shop keepers that learned to blend in and remain low key.”

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Sharing Saturday: Bella Morte

If you love Victorian cemetery sculptures, then you’re going to really enjoy today’s Sharing Saturday post.

Since 2006, Bella Morte has been devoted to highlighting Victorian cemetery art and sculptures from around the world. There’s a page for countless videos, a page for epitaphs, pages for the various countries listing the cemeteries visited, and more.

This is  an enthusiast’s treasure trove. Enjoy!

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The dark side of genealogy

Today’s Saturday Sharing comes from the DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy blog.

DNA testing can be a great tool for finding lost relations and closing up those doggone nagging holes on the genealogical tree. However, just because one person is all gung ho about getting tested, doesn’t mean everyone else is. Sometimes, people aren’t going to want to share. And that’s ok. So when they say no, don’t push.

No DNA Bullying

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Sharing Saturday: A (fun) genealogy rant

Anyone who’s ever tried to hunt down (excuse me, search out) their family histories will have run across these situations at one time or another. So without further delay, today’s Sharing Saturday post is a riff by Clue Wagon called Ancestor Hate Mail.

 

 

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Sharing Saturday: Why People Leave Things on Graves

Happy weekend.

Sharing this interesting post from Adventures in Cemetery Hopping.

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Sharing Saturday: Ancestors at Rest

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Cornwall is another one of those places on my To Visit list, but up until now, I was just interested in going there to see the ocean views and maybe tramp around on a couple of walking trails. Ancestors at Rest is a blog set in Cornwall, and features some terrific photos/exploration notes.

It appears to be a static blog (similar to what BTG was at one time), but maybe if enough people check out this By Day, We All Miss Thee post, maybe the owner will be persuaded to begin posting again.

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Sharing Saturday: Home Among the Headstones

The East Coast has any number of wonderfully carved headstones as this post from blogger, Home Among the Headstones proves.  Check it out.

The Old Center Cemetery in Suffield, CT.

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Sharing Saturday: A tour of Brompton Cemetery, London

It’s stormy weather times 2 over in my neck of the woods, so when I stumbled across these posts from Esteban Coll, I knew I had to share them with you.

Brompton Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven Victorian cemeteries in London, and is definitely one of the places to go to see interesting carvings, headstones, and remembrances. Esteban’s done a great job in photographing some of the more unique aspects of this location. Enjoy!

Here’s the link to Taphophile Tours. Brompton Cemetery – Part 1

Here’s the link to Taphophile Tours. Brompton Cemetery – Part 2

 

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