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Artifacts or symbols that denote the burial of someone.

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Finding the burial place of British service members killed in WW2

I am trying to find out where my granddad is buried. He was a Corporal with the Lancashire Fusiliers serving in the second World War.
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How to preserve deteriorating gravestones, and enlist family support to do so?

My question relates to what can be done to preserve deteriorating gravestones of ancestors, particularly in a South Australian context. I already know it is important to locate and photograph them, ...
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What might “serpent” on 19th century Australian gravestone indicate or suggest?

This is not a great photo but it comes from the gravestone of my great-great-great-granfather James Smyth Stacy, a Boot and Shoe Maker, who was buried in Adelaide (South Australia) in 1864. A symbol ...
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Gravestones without date of death seems odd. Is it common?

One of my objectives is to find the gravestones of my ancestors. I notice many of them have date of death and age of the deceased instead of the birthday. This makes a certain sense to me since it's ...
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Why would these 3 be buried westward facing?

3 related family members were buried (Church of England, deaths from 1913-1926) at Bell, Queensland cemetery facing westward. They are the only 3 doing so. What may have been the reason/cause for this ...
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What criteria should I look for to publish my cemetery records online?

I have several complete cemetery headstone transcriptions and some additional partial cemeteries. None appear to be indexed online. What criteria from free sites or free content on paid sites should I ...
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How to locate 18th/19th century grave in Massachusetts?

I am trying to help a friend. He has a Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Robert Lenthall Eells, buried in the Hanover Center Cemetery in Hanover, Massachusetts ( findagrave, googlemaps). I grew up ...
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How do I uncover the residents of a cemetery when the headstones are losing their legibility?

My relatives are in a cemetery where the gravestones are losing their readability. The hamlet office does not know who is buried in some of the graves anymore and they have asked our family for help. ...
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Of a death certificate and a gravestone, which record should be trusted more in determining birth date?

I have an ancestor for whom I have very little information for. I am trying to identify the exact birth date for this person. I have a death certificate which lists the birth date as "May 1st", ...
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Are there any privacy issues regarding publishing the image of a grave marker online?

I know that some families have 'family plots' and cemeteries on private land, but there are so many cemeteries open to the public - Am I allowed to just take a photo of any tombstone and publish it ...