GSQ BlogancestorsWhat I’ve Learnt as a Taphophile.


What I’ve Learnt as a Taphophile. — 4 Comments

  1. That’s a great blog Robyn, so thanks for sharing all your tips. You’ve certainly been lucky in your hunts finding some beautiful headstones (even if not yours!). I concur with your parting advice to take a photo of the general cemetery as well as the cemetery board. Often these hunts are part of a wider holiday with lots of holiday snaps etc., and by the time you get home to sort them out it’s a case of ‘Now which one was that??’

  2. Thanks for the new term, taphophile Robyn. I have done my fair share of cemetery hunting. Walked through long grass, scrapped off the lichen, often with my trusty cemetery map (not so trusty map sometimes). It’s such an interesting aspect of family history.

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