Finding where your ancestors are buried can be an arduous process. Sometimes, finding the cemetery itself is difficult enough. By the late 1800s, death certificates and obituaries often revealed the location of burial. Funeral cards and even the family’s oral history also provide, in many cases, this information. Prior to the late 19th century, however, there is probably less direct information available. The upside is few people were buried far from their died. If you know where the death took place, then the final resting place is most likely in the same area. Genealogy-at-a-Glance: American Cemetery Research provides excellent assistance to the researcher seeking their ancestors’ final resting place.
Like all the Genealogy At A Glance sheets, this guide is a four-page, full-color limited brochure meant to be easily stored and sized to take with you when conducting related research. And, like each At A Glance, the top of the first page provides Contents and Quick Facts. Facts in this guide indicate that grave markers can be dated, to some degree, by the material used to make the marker. For example, “1660s-1850s – Tombstones were made from sedimentary rock, such as sandstone or limestone. 4 plastic-laminated pages