Category Archives: Cemeteries

Review of BillionGraves.com – Part 2

When I posted the first part of my review of BillionGraves.com, I had not yet created an account. This is what happened when I registered and used the site. Creating an account is free. It was a bit odd, however. … Continue reading

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Review of BillionGraves.com

Midge Frazel over at Granite in My Blood has been blogging about the new Billion Graves app for the iPhone. I’ve downloaded it to my iPad and thought I’d take a look at the BillionGraves.com website. I took a test … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Modern Woodmen of America

This tombstone in Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Ohio is a great example of the Modern Woodmen of America. Many genealogists and taphophiles are familiar with the Woodmen of the World organization, which placed countless tree-stump tombstones on the graves of its … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: John Coble, “a lovely bud so young and fair”

This tombstone is in Asbury Cemetery in Madison Township, Franklin County, Ohio, near the intersection of Noe-Bixby Road and Winchester Pike. It is in excellent condition. I love the epitaph. “In memory of John C. Son of John and Jane … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Springtime in the Cemetery

With all of the snow we’ve had this winter — including 6 inches of snow and a half inch of ice we got yesterday and today — I’m in need of some springtime. I took this photo a couple of … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Need a mirror

When I went to Georgetown, Kentucky back in September 2007, I did what I usually do when I go to a new location: scout out the local cemeteries Maplegrove Cemetery in Georgetown is a small, modest, somewhat overgrown cemetery tucked … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Indianapolis Typographical Union

Julie Cahill Tarr, the Chicagoland Graveyard Rabbit, posted a photo of ┬áthe Chicago Typographical Union Memorial in Elmwood Park Cemetery, River Grove Illinois. It reminded that I found a similar monument a few years ago in Crown Hill Cemetery in … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Woody Hayes

In honor of this Saturday’s Ohio State/Michigan game (the greatest rivalry in college football!), I’m featuring the grave of legendary OSU football Woody Hayes. Woody and his wife Anne are buried in Union Cemetery in Columbus, not far from the … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Veterans Day

I considered writing a post about military burials, but I think I’ll let this photo from Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus do the talking instead.

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Tombstone Tuesday: Cenotaphs

[Even though it is Wednesday where I am, I'm still calling it "Tombstone Tuesday." Hey, it's still Tuesday somewhere in the world!] Question: When is a tombstone not a tombstone? Answer: When it’s a cenotaph. A cenotaph (literally “empty tomb”) … Continue reading

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