The idea for the Beyond the Ghosts….blog originally sprang out of a visit to some historical cemeteries in the Pacific Northwest. A couple of grant awards later, this was born.
My posts run the gamut from a pioneer cemetery presentation, the real Titanic’s Jack Dawson’s grave, the catacombs of Rome, old family cemeteries in the Northeast and even a mountaineer’s cemetery near Aconcagua.
There are so many interesting items that it’s impossible to list them all. Scroll through them on the Archives list, find your favorite, and feel free to share via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc..
If you have any restoration ideas to pass along or would like to share an interesting (non-horror, please!) story about a particular historical cemetery, post a comment on this page or send me a message through the BTG Facebook page. You can also follow me on Twitter @GwynnethEAnders.
Please also feel free to leave comments. I’m always pleasantly surprised at just how many history and genealogy buffs are out there.
Most of all, I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I enjoyed researching them. I’ve realized that historic cemeteries are so old, they’ve stopped being cemeteries and instead, have morphed into living history museums. Besides, who wouldn’t be able to stop and marvel at some of the sheer artistry of some of these creations?