Friday, September 17, 2010

Birds Eye View

Hillside Cemetery, Stow
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
All good cemetery hunting adventures start with research. Fortunately, technology is improving by leaps and bound to help us with our ancestor quest!

Google Maps has been adding the names of cemeteries as an overlay to help us find them. (see the name?) Most cemeteries do not have a street address (see the tiny number on the street to help you find it) and are identified only by the name of the street it is CURRENTLY on.

That doesn't mean that the name of the cemetery is the same as when your ancestor was buried there or that even the name of the street is the same.

As I just happened on this local cemetery while exploring the streets in our town, I can use this as an example of ways to help others find the cemeteries they are looking for.

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