Podcast Episode 33: Analyzing Gravestones with Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation

What can cemetery gravestones tell us beyond names and dates? A lot! Learn how to interpret headstones (and see my kitten).

Podcast Episode 33: Analyzing Gravestones with Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation

What can cemeteries tell us beyond the names, birth and death dates of our ancestors? Turns out a whole lot! Learn how to interpret your ancestors gravestones with Lara Thomas of Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation.

Lara walks us through real examples of gravestones and we learn:

  • How to interpret the location of the grave in relation to the church building
  • Looking for memorial plaques
  • Clues to status and relationships in inscriptions
  • How costs of gravestones and internment affect current burials

Get ready to get outside this spring and spend time with your ancestors!

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