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Cemetery Clues

October 11, 2013
By Karen E. Livsey (Archivist) , The Post-Journal

Cemetery research is an important part of genealogy and family history. Cemeteries can also be used in researching the changes in the culture of the region and of the changes in the attitudes toward death over time. Early cemeteries in New England were often only a field and graves were marked with only a field stone. Churchyard cemeteries are near a church or where a church had been. Some families had private burial grounds on the farm which may have long been forgotten.



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