Podcast Episode 27: Urban Cemetery Research with Mount Moriah Cemetery

Pennsylvania's largest cemetery, Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, is featured in this podcast episode.

Podcast Episode 27: Urban Cemetery Research with Mount Moriah Cemetery

Urban cemetery research has it challenges: burial plots built over, relocated, or just plain lost to time. Pennsylvania’s largest cemetery, Mount Moriah in Philadelphia, has the unique challenge of also battling nature. Listen in and learn how to find those ancestors (and have an Indiana Jones like experience)!

In this episode, Denys Allen interviews Jenn O’Donnell of the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery, FOMMCI.  Jenn shares the work of FOMMCI, tips on making record requests of your ancestors there, and how to connect with the Friends organization and participate in the ongoing restoration.

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Timestamps

00:00 Intro

03:12 History of Mount Moriah Cemetery

07:17 Who is buried at Mount Moriah

12:30 Visiting the cemetery

15:15 How to make research requests

18:37 Adventures in family history & wrap-up

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