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title Finding Island Cemeteries
creator Dale, J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The cemetery ramble is that most enjoyable of genealogical necessities and it is not an uncommon summer sight to see the family historians of the Province on all fours deciphering and recording in Island burial grounds. For there, in a weathering inscription on a sinking headstone may be the last word on long-silent forebears. Information on Island gravestones ranges from scanty initialing to detailed accounts and eulogies and the materials in which that information has been worked vary in durability from soft slates to virtually indestructible granite. Yet cemetery monuments, despite their great importance, are both more exposed to the elements and more geographically scattered than any other single genealogical source (excepting living people and their oral traditions).
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1980
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-114
source 08
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Finding Island Cemeteries
creator Dale, J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The cemetery ramble is that most enjoyable of genealogical necessities and it is not an uncommon summer sight to see the family historians of the Province on all fours deciphering and recording in Island burial grounds. For there, in a weathering inscription on a sinking headstone may be the last word on long-silent forebears. Information on Island gravestones ranges from scanty initialing to detailed accounts and eulogies and the materials in which that information has been worked vary in durability from soft slates to virtually indestructible granite. Yet cemetery monuments, despite their great importance, are both more exposed to the elements and more geographically scattered than any other single genealogical source (excepting living people and their oral traditions).
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1980
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-114
source 08
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.