As the Year Ends

Looking back on my genealogy-related accomplishments in 2015, my thoughts go first to the one that brought me the most joy. I visited 24 cemeteries this year. Three visits helped with my family history research. Maybe one of the others will help you with yours. If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s Resolutions, please consider becoming a Find A Grave photo…

Babyland

Infant and child mortality rates have decreased dramatically over the past 100 years, but both still occur at alarming rates. Many cemeteries have sections set aside exclusively for children, something genealogists should keep in mind when researching children. In Minneapolis’ Lakewood Cemetery, this section is called Babyland. It’s a lovely tree-lined area with the statuary below…