Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Family Tree Stones

While visiting the cemeteries on my recent research trip, I ran across a couple of examples of headstones that will would a family researchers heart go pitter patter!

How wonderful would it be to find one of these stones on the grave of one of your ancestors?


  1. Wow! I love the family tree! Now it will last for eternity, no excuses for the descendants. I hope I remember this design when it comes my time for a grave stone.

  2. I have often said that when I am buried I want a stone that says a LOT!

  3. I wonder though in a [downer post, sorry], if the small letters will stay easy enough to read over time. I have noticed some old stones where the lettering is hard tomake out and they are large enough lettering, Imagine how hard it would be for very small ones like those. Now some european ones have stuff behind glass or something like that. I wonder how that preserves.
    On the plus side, I think it's nice too.

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  5. If you are the photographer of Joseph Neff's marker, I wonder if I could get permission to use the image in our newsletter. The GFO Bulletin regularly offers how-to articles, and this time one of them is about visiting cemeteries. The author of the article mentions a family tree chart he once saw on a marker (but failed to get a photo of it.) This photo would enhance the article and we’d be happy to give you the credit as the photographer. Would you please let me know? Thank you.
    president (at) gfo.org