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Spotlighting Jonathan Appell - Gravestone Conservator

“Jonathan Appell is a gravestone conservator and monumental mason, performing cemetery preservation planning and conservation projects throughout the United States. He conducts the vast majority of gravestone and cemetery monument preservation seminars held nationally, hands on training workshops to help towns, cities, churches, historical societies, cemeteries, and individuals gain knowledge and experience in all areas relating to gravestone and monument preservation, historic masonry preservation planning and stone conservation treatment techniques. 252 more words


King's Chapel Boston

  Burial Ground for my ancestor Col Thomas Dexter Thomas was an early settler who arrived in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630.  He was born in Bristol England in 1594.   8 more words


Lib Hedges

Everyone knew about Pearl Street in Dayton’s Red Light District, but nobody admitted so.

“Most of the houses were ornately trimmed; each had the name of the proprietor, a single woman posted in the door glass or permanently etched there, and at night, in the window on a table sat a red lamp, spreading its cheery invitation to all.   907 more words

Dayton Ohio

Sin City Cemeteries: An Analog Annal

The following photos were taken this week using a Polaroid 600 camera and expired film. Locations include Woodlawn Cemetery, Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery, and Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery.


Even in Death, People Are Afraid of Muslims

My grandfather, Joseph Tedesco, passed away when I was 15 years old. I remember his burial – the first in my life – like it was yesterday. 620 more words


Old Paint Lick Cemetery - Garrard County

Old Paint Lick Cemetery – Garrard County, Kentucky

Sally Denny, born January 3, 1825, died January 26, 1840.

Nancy, wife of William Rothwell, born January 22, 1821, died April 20, 1853. 56 more words

Genealogy Research

The Next Generation

It’s a busy day, so thought I would just share this photo with you!  Julian’s first trip to a cemetery – New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery in Mercer County!  133 more words

Family Stories