We tend to assume, do we not, that headstones are erected soon after the deceased is laid to rest.
In some cases however, a descendant has a headstone put in place long after the death occurred.
And this dear readers, is a wonderful clue that another family historian may be lurking about.
So when a headstone looks too “new” for the era in which the death occurred, take note.
It could mean there is a a family history collaborator in your future!
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I don’t think I would have thought of that. You are probably right. But that is a big expense!
Absolutely, quite an expense to take on if you aren’t connected to this child. Perhaps several family members pooled their resources? Sought the help of a genealogical or historical society? You’ve given me more options to ponder!
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