This weekend, I had the house to myself. With her handsome hubby out of town for a guy's weekend, what's a girl to do on a beautiful spring day? Well, I decided to take a little road trip of sorts that I've been wanting to do for quite a while--go to a graveyard.
Whew, that's a lot of "greats"!
According to Google maps, the cemetery was only about an hour away, an easy drive through the Ohio countryside. The weather was a balmy 68 degrees and breezy. The sun was shining occasionally, and the only thing missing were leaves on the trees.
|(The curtains or drapes are typically a symbol of continuous mourning.)|
|(The book is typically a symbol of either the Bible, indicating faith, or a person who could read, a scholar.)|
I hope you'll forgive them for not exchanging pleasantries.
Here are a few other pictures that I found interesting:
|Several of these marked the graves of Civil War vets.|
|I don't know who this person was, but I guessed that he was not only a sea captain sailor, but an avid arborist as well. Certainly unique, as far as grave markers go.|
FamilySearch, GenWeb, and GenealogyBank. Sometimes just doing a name search on a search engine brings up entire pages of information that other genealogists have created. Many records are public information, if you're willing to do some digging. However you might find your family history, you'll find that it's a lot of fun to do!