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6 Paternal grandfathers and only 2 tombstones!

of my 6 documented paternal grandfathers only 2 have tombstones!

I recently was doing some work on my paternal Sheaffer grandfather line when I realized that although I have been able to document back 6 grandfather’s to John Schaefer 1773-1858 but only 2 have visible tombstones. 265 more words

Sheaffer Family Genealogy

Go Play, Go Learn! Looking To The Past Wrap-Up

The past two weeks I’ve been running the Go Play, Go Learn Challenge (normally housed at Nerd In The Brain!) Challenging people to look into the history that is around them – and folks have been exploring all sorts of history! 200 more words

Challenge Accepted!

Wesley C.

This is my great-great grandfather‘s grave. Last time I was in South Dakota, I didn’t get a chance to visit this particular cemetery. The sun reflecting off of the stone makes it difficult to read. 32 more words

South Dakota

Stephen Foster Window, Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum

The Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum, or “Temple of Memories” (as the cemetery calls it now), was built in 1960. It is filled with stained glass by the Willet studio of Philadelphia and the Hunt studio of Pittsburgh.  134 more words


Meandering through cemeteries

Meandering through cemeteries, seeking specific graves, reflecting on the names and dates on tombstones…Maybe there is something wrong with me. Or maybe not.

Cemeteries are rarely completely devoid of the living. 571 more words


Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, MA

A Grieving Woman Lays a Wreath on a Grave at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westborough, MA


Henry Ingalls, 1586-1648

                                                                      Henry Ingalls – buried in the Old North Parish Burying Ground. Andover Massachusetts

I wish I had been able to visit this cemetery when I was in New England.     78 more words