Genealogy Blog - Cemetery - Graves 2015-05-29T07:49:15+02:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Human Remains and 17th Century Gravestone Found in Gloucester Cathedral Grounds urn:md5:8481f7d1d60e00170b8cdf1664ba158a 2015-05-11T12:15:00+02:00 2015-05-11T09:38:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/10025425-large.jpg" />Human remains and a 17th century gravestone have been found in the grounds of Gloucester Cathedral.<br /> <br /> A team of archaeologists has been digging trenches in the grounds of the cathedral to determine whether anything of significance could be disturbed by the proposed development of the New Cathedral Green as part of Project Pilgrim. The area being investigated served predominantly as a cemetery throughout the monastic period and remained open for burials until the early 19th century. <a href="http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Human-remains-17th-Century-gravestone-Gloucester/story-26465721-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/05/Human-Remains-and-17th-Century-Gravestone-Found-in-Gloucester-Cathedral-Grounds.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34301 Golfers and Historians Working to Restore Graveyard in Charlottesville, Virginia urn:md5:5125a28ca5c60745fa62606e93d257b2 2015-04-28T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-28T08:40:53+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/7583031_G.jpg" />Some golfers and history enthusiasts are rallying around an effort to fix-up the graves of three families in the middle of a Charlottesville city golf course. The graves hold remains of some of central Virginia's most prominent families from the days of our nation's founding.<br /> <br /> The headstone for Doctor George Gilmer rests near the tee for the 14th hole at Meadowcreek Golf Course. Dr. Gilmer was President Thomas Jefferson's personal physician. <a href="http://www.nbc29.com/story/28909921/golfers-and-historians-working-to-restore-graveyard">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Golfers-and-Historians-Working-to-Restore-Graveyard-in-Charlottesville-Virginia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34198 Ottoman Military Graveyard Found on Greek Island Off Gallipoli urn:md5:56a09c4171564f6c95542ba5811de394 2015-04-24T10:15:00+02:00 2015-04-24T09:03:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/n_81491_1.jpg" />Days before the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign, Ankara has discovered a military graveyard for Ottoman soldiers on a Greek island where Turkish and Egyptian soldiers were buried by British forces.<br /> <br /> Britain, the leader of the multinational invasion attempt on the Ottoman peninsula of Gallipoli in 1915, had chosen the nearby Aegean island of Lemnos as a military logistics base. <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=81491&NewsCatID=510">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Ottoman-Military-Graveyard-Found-on-Greek-Island-Off-Gallipoli.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34167 Six Unknown British Soldiers Killed During the First Battles of World War One Are Buried in Flanders Field urn:md5:66c93078ae8f9e111a529cff1f61780c 2015-04-17T11:15:00+02:00 2015-04-17T10:14:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/27A0419D00000578-0-image-a-3_1429192083369.jpg" />Six soldiers have finally been put to rest in a cemetery - more than 100 years after they were killed in the first months of World War One.<br /> <br /> Little has been discovered about the soldiers, as no relatives have been found, and their graves will be labelled as 'Known Unto God' - a description on headstones of all unknown soldiers, which was chosen by author Rudyard Kipling. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042014/Six-unknown-British-soldiers-killed-battles-World-War-One-buried-Flanders-Field.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Six-Unknown-British-Soldiers-Killed-During-the-First-Battles-of-World-War-One-Are-Buried-in-Flanders-Field.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34083 Pentagon To Exhume Remains of 400 Pearl Harbor Marines and Sailors urn:md5:a7d22b2ac9fc49eb1055f2c952599523 2015-04-16T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-16T09:27:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2794CE0F00000578-3039088-image-a-28_1429065928663.jpg" />The Pentagon said Tuesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.<br /> <br /> The ship capsized after being hit by nine torpedoes during the December 7, 1941 surprise attack from Japanese forces. Altogether, 429 sailors and Marines onboard were killed. Only 35 were identified in the years immediately after. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3039088/Remains-unidentified-Pearl-Harbor-dead-disinterred.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Pentagon-To-Exhume-Remains-of-400-Pearl-Harbor-Marines-and-Sailors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/34074 Lizzie Borden Gravestone Defaced in Fall River, Massachusetts urn:md5:f58a0cf85d4e548fa6b97b06c5209516 2015-04-08T09:15:00+02:00 2015-04-08T09:37:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15256.jpg" />The monument that marks the Bordens’ final resting place was defaced with black and green paint, likely on Sunday night. "It’s not the first time,” said Oak Grove Cemetery Director Tony Eaton. “I’d like to catch the guys who did it."<br /> <br /> The Bordens, including the infamous Lizzie Borden, her sister Emma, and her father and stepmother that she was accused of murdering, are buried in the same plot at Oak Grove Cemetery, a grave yard that dates back to 1855. <a href="http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150407/NEWS/150409481/101193">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Lizzie-Borden-Gravestone-Defaced-in-Fall-River-Massachusetts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33975 Bodies of Japanese WWII Soldiers Believed To Have Been Found in Palau Cave Sealed Off for 70 years urn:md5:ae685f26f589e013da5e928ab3179d05 2015-04-02T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-02T08:45:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6335746-3x4-340x453.jpg" />The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been discovered in a reopened cave in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau.<br /> <br /> The site — one of around 200 sealed caves on the island of Pelileu — was recently opened again for the first time in nearly 70 years. The caves were used when US and Japanese forces fought a fierce battle on the island's beaches in September 1944. <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-01/japanese-wwii-soldiers-remains-found-in-palau-cave/6365980">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Bodies-of-Japanese-WWII-Soldiers-Believed-To-Have-Been-Found-in-Palau-Cave-Sealed-Off-for-70-years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33924 Over 1,000 People Discovered at Medieval Cemetery Underneath the University of Cambridge, England urn:md5:a1267857bc21001e315919f2e0808263 2015-04-01T08:15:00+02:00 2015-04-01T09:12:05+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/medieval-cemetery-cambridge.jpeg" />Archaeologists working on a site at the University of Cambridge have reported the discovery of a cemetery belonging to a medieval hospital. They believe it is one of the largest graveyards of its kind found in Britain, with as many as 1500 people buried there.<br /> <br /> The first academic report of the excavations beneath the Old Divinity School at St John’s College, Cambridge, has been published in Archaeological Journal. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/31/medieval-cemetery-discovered-underneath-the-university-of-cambridge/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/04/Over-1000-People-Discovered-at-Medieval-Cemetery-Underneath-the-University-of-Cambridge-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33904 King Richard III's Monumental Tomb Unveiled urn:md5:6ec67a160ab49f1983c7a789072be02f 2015-03-30T16:15:00+02:00 2015-03-30T09:45:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-richard-III-tomb-revealed-150327-jpg.jpg" />King Richard III finally got his monumental burial this morning, 530 years after his death in battle. A 2.3-ton tombstone was lowered overnight into place, sealing the king beneath and marking Richard’s place of honor in Leicester cathedral.<br /> <br /> Coming from a quarry in North Yorkshire which Richard would have owned as the Duke of York, the Swaledale fossil stone sits on a slab of dark Kilkenny marble, inscribed with the king’s name, dates, motto and coat of arms. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/king-richard-iiis-monumental-tomb-unveiled-150327.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/King-Richard-III-s-Monumental-Tomb-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33881 Thousands Witness King Richard III’s Final Journey urn:md5:0d38d096e65500bf0f1c6117c29bacc2 2015-03-23T10:15:00+01:00 2015-03-23T11:05:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__15088.jpg" />Richard III’s mortal remains were transported in a cortege procession on a 22-mile journey through the county and city before arriving at Leicester Cathedral – in stark contrast to his undignified end at Bosworth 530 years ago.<br /> <br /> The events of a momentous day started with a dawn vigil at around 5am at Fenn Lane Farm – alongside the field where archaeologists believe Richard lost his life in battle – and ended 13 hours later when Richard III’s coffin was officially received at the Cathedral gates for an evening service. <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2015/03/23/thousands-witness-king-richard-iiis-final-journey/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-Witness-King-Richard-IIIs-Final-Journey.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33802 Richard III's Remains Sealed Inside Coffin at Leicester University urn:md5:61fe4720a1c61897900dbdaadf594378 2015-03-18T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:17:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81683748_richardiiicompo.jpg" />Richard III's remains have been sealed inside a coffin for the first time since his death more than five centuries ago.<br /> <br /> The former king's skeleton was found buried under a car park - the site of a former chapel - in Leicester in 2012. At a private ceremony on Sunday, his bones were sealed in a lead-lined inner casket which was then placed inside an oak coffin. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31911490">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Richard-III-s-Remains-Sealed-Inside-Coffin-at-Leicester-University.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33757 Thousands of Bodies Could Be Exhumed from Guildford, England, Graveyard urn:md5:32f895b9a2359666a2f5bb450e49d7cf 2015-03-18T07:15:00+01:00 2015-03-18T09:06:44+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JS50262687.jpg" />An international dispute has erupted as thousands of bodies could be exhumed from a Guildford graveyard and reburied in a shared grave to make way for a new community centre and car park.<br /> <br /> When proposals were first put forward by St John’s Church, to sell off its west graveyard, on the other side of Stoke Road, Guildford, it was thought approximately 200 graves would be dug up. The number is now thought to be in the thousands and plans to build a multimillion pound community centre in the east graveyard could mean moving many hundred more. <a href="http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/thousands-bodies-could-exhumed-guildford-8855611">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Thousands-of-Bodies-Could-Be-Exhumed-from-Guildford-England-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33755 'Bedlam' Graveyard Excavation May Reveal Thousands of Skeletons urn:md5:62311b9bc35a8855a8a239e10a80204c 2015-03-12T11:15:00+01:00 2015-03-12T10:38:09+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/crossrail-excavation.jpg" />Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line.<br /> <br /> London's Liverpool Street station is under construction so that it will be able accommodate a new east-west train line, dubbed Crossrail. The tracks will be laid deep underground, about 130 feet (40 meters) below the city's current street surface. <a href="http://www.livescience.com/50104-archaeologists-excavate-bedlam-graveyard.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Bedlam-Graveyard-Excavation-May-Reveal-Thousands-of-Skeletons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33706 200 Bodies Found in Mass Grave Beneath Paris Supermarket in France urn:md5:ad31bab23459b701f074a2b503e151f3 2015-03-03T08:15:00+01:00 2015-03-03T09:59:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bodies_3215437b.jpg" />More than 200 bodies have been found laid out in neat rows in a communal grave beneath a supermarket in central Paris.<br /> <br /> The site was formerly the cemetery of a hospital that functioned from the 12th to the 17th century but it was believed the corpses had been moved in the 18th century to the Paris Catacombs which house the bones of six million people transferred from the city's cemeteries 200 years ago. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11442043/200-bodies-found-in-mass-grave-beneath-Paris-supermarket.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/200-Bodies-Found-in-Mass-Grave-Beneath-Paris-Supermarket-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33615 Coffin-Within-a-Coffin Opened at Richard III Grave urn:md5:c62a91a72d14227e3d1295ca37f1928b 2015-03-02T12:15:00+01:00 2015-03-02T09:52:47+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/dnews-files-2015-03-mystery-coffin-within-a-coffin-found-at-Richard-III-site-opened-15-0301-jpg.jpg" />A mysterious lead coffin found close to King Richard III’s grave beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, contained the skeleton of an elderly woman, archaeologists at Leicester University announced.<br /> <br /> Featuring an inlaid crucifix, carefully soldered on all sides but with feet sticking out of the bottom, the lead coffin was discovered inside a larger limestone sarcophagus in August 2013 . The discovery came one year after the battle-scarred remains of the last Plantagenet king of England — the family ruled vast areas of Europe — were unearthed. <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/coffin-within-a-coffin-opened-at-richard-iii-grave-150301.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/03/Coffin-Within-a-Coffin-Opened-at-Richard-III-Grave.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33606 Pictures of the Vignacourt British Cemetery, Vignacourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet urn:md5:73d07c6b62cdc5c4593dca666c84f148 2015-02-26T15:15:00+01:00 2015-02-26T14:10:09+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14946.jpg" />When the German advance began in March 1918, Vignacourt was occupied by the 20th and 61st Casualty Clearing Stations. It also became a headquarters of Royal Air Force squadrons. The cemetery was begun in April and closed in August, and the burials reflect the desperate fighting of the Australian forces on the Amiens front. Six burials made in the communal cemetery between October 1915 and March 1918 were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice. <em>(Source: CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere-militaire/4567-vignacourt-british-cemetery-cimetiere-britannique-de-vignacourt">Click here</a> to access this new collection (322 indexed pictures).<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Vignacourt-British-Cemetery-Vignacourt-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33579 'Unique' Roman Tombstone Found in Cirencester, England urn:md5:3df1945b06d3c5dffe4c118c3a84b47e 2015-02-26T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-26T11:00:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_81231554_81227045.jpg" />A "unique" Roman headstone is the first of its kind unearthed in the UK, experts believe. The tombstone was found near skeletal remains thought to belong to the person named on its inscription, making the discovery unique.<br /> <br /> Archaeologists behind the dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said they believed it marked the grave of a 27-year-old woman called Bodica. The bodies of three children were also found in the "family burial plot". <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31610266">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Unique-Roman-Tombstone-Found-in-Cirencester-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33574 Thousands of African-American Graves Found Beneath Philadelphia Playground urn:md5:70919655e5eb46469333a93ca8eb9510 2015-02-18T12:15:00+01:00 2015-02-18T11:32:24+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Thousands-of-African-American-Graves-Buried-Beneath-Philadelphia-Playground-650x433.jpg" />Days after archaeologists on Maryland’s eastern shore uncovered what they believe to be the oldest settlement of African-Americans in the United States, another team in Philadelphia unearthed what may be the resting place of nearly 3,000 others under a playground in the city’s Weccecoe Park.<br /> <br /> Underneath the swing sets of an urban playground in the Queen Village neighborhood of South Philadelphia are the forgotten remains of an estimated 3,000 African-Americans. <a href="http://guardianlv.com/2013/07/thousands-of-african-american-graves-found-beneath-philadelphia-playground/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Thousands-of-African-American-Graves-Found-Beneath-Philadelphia-Playground.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33504 Experts Explore Identities of 5,000 Buried in Bedlam Psychiatric Hospital Graveyard in London, England urn:md5:7ccd1b6a5ff2d6385d11fd5f5cf4e220 2015-02-16T10:15:00+01:00 2015-02-16T10:54:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Bedlam-psychiatric-hospital.jpg" />Officials building a huge cross-London underground railway are starting to publish the identity of some of the thousands of people buried 400 to 500 years ago in Bedlam cemetery. <br /> <br /> After researching parish records, the Crossrail project has released a fascinating database online giving names, occupations and causes of death. The graveyard, which dates back to 1569, was found in 2013 during excavations to construct the 13-mile high-speed Crossrail tunnel under Central London. <a href="http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/experts-explore-identities-5000-buried-bedlam-psychiatric-hospital-020217">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Experts-Explore-Identities-of-5000-Buried-in-Bedlam-Psychiatric-Hospital-Graveyard-in-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33482 Winchester Cathedral's 'Royal Bones' Chests Analysed urn:md5:d1d674bb773ef1987f173cdbeba6e23e 2015-02-11T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-11T10:23:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_80759219_80759218.jpg" />Six chests thought to contain the remains of some of the early Royal Families of Wessex and England are being recorded and analysed.<br /> <br /> The project is part of an initial assessment of Winchester Cathedral's Renaissance mortuary chests. The remains of three bishops and other artefacts are also believed to be contained inside. Some of the remains have already been radiocarbon-dated to the late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman periods. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-31115104">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Winchester-Cathedral-s-Royal-Bones-Chests-Analysed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33432 Pictures of the Pont du Cens Cemetery, Nantes, France, Now Available on Geneanet urn:md5:c58740b4e8de1cdf8506ffa21260a40e 2015-02-10T09:15:00+01:00 2015-02-10T10:23:56+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14854.jpg" />The Pont du Cens communal cemetery was started in 1939 to supplement the ten other burial grounds within the boundaries of the commune.<br /> <br /> There are now over 100, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Some were moved into the cemetery from isolated graves at Vivonne, Les Rochelles and near Vertou, and others from Tours (La Salle) Communal Cemetery, St. Brevin-les Pins Communal Cemetery, St. Pere-en-Retz Communal Cemetery, Bougenais Communal Cemetery. <em>(Source: CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/collection/cimetiere-militaire/5112-cimetiere-de-pont-du-cens-cimetiere-anglais">Click here</a> to access this new collection (103 indexed pictures).<br /> <br /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Pictures-of-the-Pont-du-Cens-Cemetery-Nantes-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33428 Replica of Lincoln Coffin on Display at Arlington Cemetery urn:md5:5afac5a674a59141e25624f69944b976 2015-02-06T13:15:00+01:00 2015-02-06T10:32:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AR-150209774.jpg_maxh_400_maxw_667.jpg" />In observance of Presidents Day, a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin will be on display in the Williamsburg Chapel of Arlington Cemetery and Toppitzer Funeral Home, 2900 State Road in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby.<br /> <br /> The Lincoln coffin at Arlington is one of five replicas constructed 10 years ago by craftsmen at Batesville Casket Co. in Indiana, said Buss. Four are lent to funeral homes nationwide for display and one is part of the permanent collection of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. <a href="http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150205/replica-of-lincoln-coffin-on-display-at-arlington-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Replica-of-Lincoln-Coffin-on-Display-at-Arlington-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33394 Old Cemetery Found in central Copenhagen, Denmark urn:md5:fc6b8c33c27337f2896561c5a4d2e192 2015-02-06T11:15:00+01:00 2015-02-06T10:30:47+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Denmark_01.jpg" />Archaeologists from the Museum of Copenhagen are digging under the cobblestones and unearthing skeleton upon skeleton in what was once an old cemetery, reports Berlingske. <br /> <br /> So far, more than 100 skeletons have been found, and according to Jacob Mosekilde, one of the archaeologists, they are from before the 1800’s, though they haven’t been precisely dated yet. “The most interesting thing about them is the fact that they do not have holes in their teeth,” Mosekilde tells Berlingske. “And that means that they are from a period where we had not traded sugar from the colonies.” <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2015/02/old-cemetery-found-in-central-copenhagen.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/02/Old-cemetery-found-in-central-Copenhagen-Denmark.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33393 Solo Tourists Banned in New Orleans' Oldest Cemetery urn:md5:5bc9f4e48b935ea27bd367aab149c445 2015-01-28T11:15:00+01:00 2015-01-28T10:47:47+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/012715-st-louis-cemetary-600.jpg" />A historic New Orleans cemetery that may have started New Orleans' tradition of above-ground crypts will soon be off-limits to tourists on their own because of repeated vandalism among the tombs, the Roman Catholic archdiocese that owns the property has announced.<br /> <br /> Starting in March, entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and its labyrinth of mausoleums will be restricted to the relatives of the dead buried there and to tourists whose guide is registered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans. <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/20150127_ap_b9ae153d80c3415288461dc6a035562e.html?c=r">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/Solo-Tourists-Banned-in-New-Orleans-Oldest-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33279 The Stories Behind the Forgotten Cemetery in Northeast El Paso, Texas urn:md5:cd1ecf64f596dce033a3acaaf54876b8 2015-01-05T10:15:00+01:00 2015-01-05T09:20:27+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/20150104__EPT-L-Cemetery-0105_p3.jpg" />Deep in the heart of Northeast El Paso sits a mostly forgotten cemetery--the final resting place for thousands of people, many unclaimed and unidentified.<br /> <br /> One of the oldest cemeteries in El Paso County, the McGill Pauper Cemetery dates back to the 1930s and is home to heroes and outlaws, as well as the poor and homeless who had no families or whose families could not afford a funeral for them. <a href="http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_27256789/stories-behind-forgotten-cemetery-northeast-el-paso">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2015/01/The-Stories-Behind-the-Forgotten-Cemetery-in-Northeast-El-Paso-Texas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/33036 Railwaymen Gravestone Project Wins National Recognition in Bromsgrove, England urn:md5:8afdd2263fd74eab822e730cfa79d439 2014-12-12T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-12T09:39:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/P_c2103919_141211_604.jpg" />The work restoring two world-famous gravestones in memory of two railwaymen has been commended at a national awards ceremony.<br /> <br /> All those involved with the works on the memorials, which have stood for more than 170 years in St John’s Church Graveyard, in Bromsgrove, were thrilled to walk away with The Supporters Award. <a href="http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2014/12/11/news-Railwaymen-gravestone-project-wins-national-recognition-123128.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Railwaymen-Gravestone-Project-Wins-National-Recognition-in-Bromsgrove-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32909 Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks urn:md5:8d791337a32eeb53c072b465c82912b5 2014-12-05T14:15:00+01:00 2014-12-05T11:34:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/oozmnnlzs0kf84nstj90.jpg" />Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles.<br /> <br /> The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. <a href="http://io9.com/skeletons-found-in-ancient-cemetery-still-have-shackles-1666633361">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Skeletons-Found-In-Ancient-Cemetery-Still-Have-Shackles-On-Their-Necks.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32816 Poland Unearths One of WWII's Darkest Secrets urn:md5:5c799ba0a7de9b4777d1e6739ec2e43f 2014-12-05T10:15:00+01:00 2014-12-05T11:29:40+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ac80bb727d663091f7ffcba611a298674ba3d156.jpg" />Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones. She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.<br /> <br /> Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky. What is known is the man died in one of numerous stalags (German prisoner-of-war camps) where Red Army and Allied troops -- including Italians after Italy switched sides from the fascist camp -- were interned. <a href="http://www.afp.com/en/news/poland-unearths-one-wwiis-darkest-secrets">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Poland-Unearths-One-of-WWII-s-Darkest-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32814 Remains of 818 Korean War Dead Enshrined urn:md5:b3ef2fa3d66a144b2439007d046e2047 2014-12-04T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-04T10:25:36+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/KoreanWar_recover_Seoul.jpg" />The remains of more than 800 South Korean soldiers killed in action during the 1950-53 Korean War were enshrined at a national cemetery in Seoul on Thursday, the government said.<br /> <br /> A total of 818 troops recovered this year in 27 areas across the country were laid to rest in a ceremony at the Seoul National Cemetery, according to the Prime Minister's Secretariat. The bodies will then go through an identification process.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20141204000806">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Remains-of-818-Korean-War-Dead-Enshrined.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32806 Pictures of Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France, Now Available on Geneanet urn:md5:8659487dc0442c23b13735b0c235b012 2014-11-28T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-28T14:10:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/le-touret-military-cemetery-00.jpg" />The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918, and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October.<br /> <br /> There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones. <em>(CWGC)</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.geneanet.info/gallery/?action=search&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;projet_id=2072">Click here</a> to access this new collection (982 pictures + casualty record).<br /> <br /> If you want to join the Collaborative Indexing Project, please click the 'Index names' link above any picture of grave.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/le-touret-military-cemetery-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Pictures-of-Le-Touret-Military-Cemetery-Richebourg-L-Avoue-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32749 Northern Ireland: Vandals Damage Ancient Gravestone in Devenish Island urn:md5:047dd9caab202e2103feaf87b8c75bf8 2014-11-28T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-28T09:38:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_79303947_9l172vt9.jpg" />Vandals have destroyed the engraving on a 15th Century gravestone on a lake island in County Fermanagh.<br /> <br /> The stone on Devenish Island in Lower Lough Erne was damaged by fire at some point in the last week, police said. It was cracked in several places and the writing has been lost forever. Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30221419">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Northern-Ireland%3A-Vandals-Damage-Ancient-Gravestone-in-Devenish-Island.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32743 Polish Town Plans To Turn Jewish Cemetery Into Apartment Complex urn:md5:482758f4542fb85758df11bdbe0535b4 2014-11-27T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-27T09:37:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Robert_Augustyniak.jpg" />A town in central Poland has prepared a development plan that will turn a Jewish cemetery into a residential complex with underground parking. The Jewish community of Warsaw and local activist Robert Augustyniak, who is not Jewish, have protested the plan.<br /> <br /> The City Council in Grodzisk Mazowiecki held a public discussion on the plan on Monday. Following the meeting, Mayor Grzegorz Benedykcinski suspended action on the plan pending clarification of the cemetery’s boundaries.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Polish-town-plans-to-turn-Jewish-cemetery-into-apartment-complex-382883">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Polish-Town-Plans-To-Turn-Jewish-Cemetery-Into-Apartment-Complex.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32724 Discovered Unmarked Tombstone Along the Minnesota River Unearths a Mystery urn:md5:611b8e5ac7360dba0a764535febab7e4 2014-11-25T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-25T09:42:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AR-141129832.jpg_MaxW_650.jpg" />The identity of a 24-year-old female whose resting place had been marked by a now over century old tombstone that was recently unearthed along the Minnesota River remains a mystery despite the best efforts of resident history buffs.<br /> <br /> On Friday, October 10, a pair of those buffs, Barb and Paul Benson, received a phone call about the find from an Xcel employee who contacted the Benson’s after finding Barb’s name on the Granite Falls Historical Society website. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20141124/NEWS/141129832/10054/NEWS">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Discovered-Unmarked-Tombstone-Along-the-Minnesota-River-Unearths-a-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32690 Jennifer Aniston Likes a Nice Romantic Picnic... in a Graveyard urn:md5:c8df770e261d0a3d02af8e954380305b 2014-11-14T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-14T11:35:41+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/JenniferAniston2013_large.jpg" />Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux go on dates in graveyards.<br /> <br /> Despite both stars being successful actors, the 'Cake' actress insists she and her fiance rarely bring their work home and find it easy to switch off by enjoying a romantic meal among dead bodies. Asked if they talk about work at home, she said: "To be honest, we're like, 'Oh baby, how was your day? Man it's good, let's take a romantic picnic to the cemetery.'<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/jennifer-aniston-like-a-nice-romantic-picnic-in-a-graveyard-650894.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Jennifer-Aniston-Likes-a-Nice-Romantic-Picnic-in-a-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32580 The Puzzle Tombstone of Henrietta and Susanna Bean in Rushes Cemetery, near Crosshill, Wellesley Township, Ontario, Canada urn:md5:e99a6b174244222a5cdb03d8e8ff1aba 2014-11-07T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-07T10:26:59+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Puzzel_Stone.jpg" />Samuel Bean was first a teacher, then a doctor and later a pastor in the Evangelical Association. While practising the medical profession, he lived in Linwood, Ontario, and it was during this period that he erected the puzzle stone. <br /> <br /> He later married for a third time, lived in New York and Iowa and was lost at sea off the coast of Cuba in 1904. He was clearly a brilliant man with a searching mind who found pleasure in conundrums similar to that found on this gravestone.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.waterlooogs.ca/cemeterypics/RushesCemetery.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/The-Puzzle-Tombstone-of-Henrietta-and-Susanna-Bean-in-Rushes-Cemetery-near-Crosshill-Wellesley-Township-Ontario-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32507 300 Year Old 'Witch Grave' Found in Scotland urn:md5:2481f534d9839bafbec4974120870ddd 2014-11-06T11:15:00+01:00 2014-11-06T10:45:12+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/scotland_01.jpg" />Back in 1704, in Torryburn on the south west Fife coast, they had a problem disposing of toxic material - it was what you might call a toxic witch problem. <br /> <br /> Lilias Adie, a poor woman who confessed to being a witch and having sex with the devil, died in prison before she could be tried, sentenced and burned. So they buried her deep in the sticky, sopping wet mud of the foreshore - between the high tide and low tide mark - and they put a heavy flat stone over her.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/10/300-year-old-witch-grave-found-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/300-Year-Old-Witch-Grave-Found-in-Scotland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32492 WWI Soldiers' Final Resting Places Recognised in Tasmania 100 Years After Deployment urn:md5:ffd2faf68a8b813dc27b2f3daceeed07 2014-10-27T11:15:00+01:00 2014-10-27T10:56:56+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14070.jpg" />Tasmanian WWI diggers have been recognised as war veterans with the installation of new headstones honouring their service.<br /> <br /> It is 100 years since the SS Geelong left Hobart bound for war and it is hoped that the installation of the war headstones would give families a permanent place to remember loved ones.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25343483/wwi-soldiers-final-resting-places-recognised-in-tasmania-100-years-after-deployment/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/WWI-Soldiers-Final-Resting-Places-Recognised-in-Tasmania-100-Years-After-Deployment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32374 British Soldiers Buried at WW1 Graveyard - 100 Years After their Death urn:md5:1f1189cfc688148fd77d3da8f3571cd1 2014-10-23T09:15:00+02:00 2014-10-23T09:20:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/-526021.jpg" />They may have lived ordinary lives mining coal, grinding cutlery or weaving mats. But they died heroically, fighting for their country, taking the battle to German forces at the start of the First World War.<br /> <br /> Almost 100 years to the day after the 15 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Yorks and Lancaster Regiment fell, they were today given the farewell they deserved. On a chilly autumn day the brave Britons were laid to rest at the Y Farm Cemetery set among the ploughed fields of Bois Grenier village, near Lille in northern France.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.express.co.uk/news/world-war-1/526021/British-soldiers-First-World-War-buried-100-years-after-death">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/British-Soldiers-Buried-at-WW1-Graveyard-100-Years-After-their-Death.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32346 Radar To Help Solve Mysteries in this Connecticut Cemetery urn:md5:e9b9765007ed7e0120574e5a4a9d0ee6 2014-10-20T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-20T09:42:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AR-141019470.jpg_maxh_400_maxw_667.jpg" />For nearly a decade members of the Southington Genealogical Society, with help from archaeologists, have been trying to piece together the mystery of the Merriman Burying Ground.<br /> <br /> The burial ground, located on Marion Avenue in Plantsville, dates back to the late 1700s and is believed to be a family cemetery. It was named after the Rev. John Merriman, a Baptist minister. His wife, Jemima, was the buried there in 1764 and Merriman was buried in 1784. Eight of John and Jemima Merriman’s 11 children were buried there, along with their spouses and children.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20141019/radar-to-help-solve-mysteries-in-this-connecticut-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Radar-To-Help-Solve-Mysteries-in-this-Connecticut-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32298 Turkish Cemetery Created in Honor of Soldiers Vandalized In Crimea urn:md5:75d3941f7fdb33b8f18927c2bfa03ad9 2014-10-16T11:15:00+02:00 2014-10-16T09:24:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1413359353506.jpg" />A cemetery created in the honor of Turkish soldiers fallen during the 19th century Crimean War between the Ottoman Empire and Russia has been attacked in Sevastopol in the Russia-annexed Autonomous Crimean Republic in Ukraine, local activists have said.<br /> <br /> The star and crescents on dozen of tombs were demolished and Ukrainian and English signboards on Sapun Mountain directing people to the cemetery were also removed, the Crimean Azerbaijani Association leader Rahim Humbatov said Wednesday.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailysabah.com/europe/2014/10/15/turkish-cemetery-created-in-honor-of-turkish-soldiers-vandalized-in-crimea">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Turkish-Cemetery-Created-in-Honor-of-Soldiers-Vandalized-In-Crimea.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32269 Remains of Thousands of American Soldiers Killed During Korean War Will Be Moved Due To 'Construction Projects', Says North Korea urn:md5:d6442b82b8f5f4f63b1c3a81373af81a 2014-10-14T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-14T08:59:52+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1413178456950_wps_18_FILE_In_this_April_9_2014.jpg" />North Korea says the remains of thousands of American soldiers killed during the Korean War are being moved due to construction projects and flood damage.<br /> <br /> The United States suspended efforts to recover war remains in North Korea over the country's plans to launch a long-range rocket in 2012. About 8,000 U.S. service members are listed as missing from the 1950-53 war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2790536/North-Korea-Remains-US-soldiers-moved.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Remains-of-Thousands-of-American-Soldiers-Killed-During-Korean-War-Will-Be-Moved-Due-To-Construction-Projects-Says-North-Korea.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32240 A Mystery from 1925 Still Haunts a Philadelphia Graveyard urn:md5:e08c96d92de0e0c8bb1a19dac1337f33 2014-10-09T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-09T08:49:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/pexhume08z-45123.jpg" />Forensic anthropologists and Pennsylvania state police gathered Tuesday on a small rise of land inside the Old Cathedral Cemetery in West Philadelphia to dig for answers - clues, really.<br /> <br /> How did Thomas Curry, teenage ward of the notorious Florida School for Boys, come to meet a violent death on a railroad bridge 88 years earlier? The day before the orphan from Tacony died, he had escaped from the school, a hellish place where boys were routinely locked in irons, hog-tied in isolation, beaten with leather straps, and locked in sweat boxes as punishment.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20141009_A_mystery_from_1925_unearthed_from_a_Philadelphia_graveyard.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/A-Mystery-from-1925-Still-Haunts-a-Philadelphia-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32192 Mystery Bones Found in Queens, New York City, Came from Old Cemetery Near Prominent Farm urn:md5:3dc0eec9f60b24a20b5c5a6b3b1f4b40 2014-10-09T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-09T08:47:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bones9q-1-web.jpg" />The past doesn’t stay buried for long in Queens. The human bones unearthed Tuesday by a construction crew on a routine dig in Richmond Hill may have come from an old cemetery near the farm of a prominent Queens family, a borough expert said.<br /> <br /> Historian Carl Ballenas believes the 108th St. property near Jamaica Ave., where five skeletal fragments were found, used to be part of the Napier farm, run by patriarch John B. Napier in the 1800s.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/richmond-hill-cemetery-key-mystery-bones-article-1.1968023">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Mystery-Bones-Found-in-Queens-New-York-City-Came-from-Old-Cemetery-Near-Prominent-Farm.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32191 Romania's Only Cemetery on the European Cemeteries Route in the Spotlight in 2015 urn:md5:5596fd025eefd5eb6a4b37ef28e46496 2014-10-08T09:15:00+02:00 2014-10-08T09:50:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bellu-cemetery.jpg" />Bucharest’s famous cemetery Bellu, where many of Romania’s cultural and historical personalities are buried, will take center stage in 2015, when representatives of the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe will meet in the Romanian capital.<br /> <br /> This will not only put the spotlight on Romania’s famous cemetery, one of the 179 such cemeteries in Europe, but also on the Romanian capital as well. Over a hundred historians, architects, professors, and local administrations from member cities will meet in Bucharest next year for the association’s annual meeting.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.romania-insider.com/romanias-only-cemetery-on-the-european-cemeteries-route-in-the-spotlight-in-2015/132969/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Romania-s-Only-Cemetery-on-the-European-Cemeteries-Route-in-the-Spotlight-in-2015.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32179 Fire Hits 18th-Century Romanian Jewish Cemetery urn:md5:8f464d0bd7e0e3196073620923d9526c 2014-10-03T09:15:00+02:00 2014-10-03T09:19:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13944.jpg" />One of Romania’s oldest Jewish cemeteries was hit by fire that consumed some 50 acres.<br /> <br /> The fire spread on Monday through the Jewish cemetery of Iasi, which opened in the 18th century and contains 80,000 graves, the local news website ziaruldeiasi.ro reported. It consumed dense vegetation that grew between headstones, the result of many years of neglect.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jta.org/2014/10/02/news-opinion/world/fire-hits-18th-century-romanian-jewish-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Fire-Hits-18th-Century-Romanian-Jewish-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32140 Group Asking for Public's Help To Identify Mystery Marker Found in Historic Wagoner, Oklahoma, Cemetery urn:md5:448bafce6c6f436da8c5976dbbff6987 2014-09-29T12:15:00+02:00 2014-09-29T09:00:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13921.jpg" />The Three Forks Genealogy Society unearthed a mystery at a historic cemetery in Wagoner. Members started an investigation at Elmwood Cemetery a few weeks ago after someone sent them a picture of what appeared to be a small tombstone.<br /> <br /> Digging a few inches into the dirt revealed the names of a church, its trustees and a pastor. At the top of the marker, it read, "The Year of Our Lord 1919, Bethel Hill A.M.E. Church." It then listed the pastor as William J. Stanley and the church trustees as A.J. Foster, A.L. Rollins, R.A. Montague, J.L. Rollins, and J.H. Montague.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/group-asking-for-publics-help-to-identify-mystery-marker-found-in-historic-wagoner-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Group-Asking-for-Public-s-Help-To-Identify-Mystery-Marker-Found-in-Historic-Wagoner-Oklahoma-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32094 Pictures of the Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, France, Now Available on Geneanet urn:md5:ee1ad07f63a9f8d89457edeca3e33f91 2014-09-19T15:15:00+02:00 2014-09-19T15:43:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/mazargues-war-cemetery-00.jpg" />Mazargues is a suburb of Marseilles, France, six kilometres from the centre of the city.<br /> <br /> Marseilles was the Base of the Indian troops in France during the First World War, and throughout the War the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, British troops and Labour units worked in the port or passed through it. Four of the town cemeteries were used, in the main, for the burial of officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died at Marseilles.<br /> <br /> Mazargues Cemetery, on the South-East side, was used less in the War but before the Armistice an extension was made, to which were later removed the bodies or ashes from the four town cemeteries and from Port St. Louis-du-Rhone Communal Cemetery.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=search&amp;projet_id=121">Click here</a> to access this new collection (1,334 pictures).<br /> <br /> If you want to join the Collaborative Indexing Project, please click the 'Click here to add some Listed Persons' link below any picture of tombstone.<br /> <br /> <img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/mazargues-war-cemetery-01.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 0 auto; display: block;" title="" /> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Pictures-of-the-Mazargues-War-Cemetery-Marseilles-France-Now-Available-on-Geneanet.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31996 'Lost Chapel' Skeletons Found Holding Hands After 700 Years urn:md5:4d83f823a4ade30fc1239eb78b3aa738 2014-09-19T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-19T09:27:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/140918091224-large.jpg" />University of Leicester archaeologists have uncovered a trove of relics and remains at Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire.<br /> <br /> Some relationships last a lifetime -- and University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered that they can last even longer after unearthing two skeletons at a lost chapel in Leicestershire that have been holding hands for 700 years.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140918091224.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Lost-Chapel-Skeletons-Found-Holding-Hands-After-700-Years.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31989 Civil War Soldiers Buried as 'Unknowns' ID'd in Marietta, Georgia urn:md5:292cd8be303d89d059958043c9f828e6 2014-09-17T09:15:00+02:00 2014-09-17T09:28:20+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Flame_erupts.jpg" />The names of 350 Confederate soldiers buried as “Unknowns” in the Confederate Cemetery here will now be forever emblazoned on memorial walls facing their graves as a result of the work of a local historian.<br /> <br /> A bronze statue of a Confederate soldier will be erected there soon as well. Brown Park now has four granite walls commemorating 1,150 Confederate soldiers buried in the adjacent Marietta Confederate Cemetery after two new memorial walls were installed.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140916/NEWS/309160048/Civil-War-soldiers-buried-unknowns-ID-d">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Civil-War-Soldiers-Buried-as-Unknowns-ID-d-in-Marietta-Georgia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31966 7 Unusual Cemeteries in New York City urn:md5:38c0b3d797af68953c2ceaa17f4098de 2014-09-08T12:15:00+02:00 2014-09-08T09:54:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Trinity_Cemetery_and_Mausoleum.jpg" />Cemeteries are not just for the grieving or the morbid. They are often bucolic places secreted away amid the noise of the city. They can even offer settings for reflection and rest, and some attract tourists seeking the tombstones of the departed famous.<br /> <br /> There are dozens of cemeteries in the five boroughs, from the majestic to the humble. Here are seven that are among the most unusual.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/nyc-s-most-unusual-cemeteries-1.9216352">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/7-Unusual-Cemeteries-in-New-York-City.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31880 More than 750 Korean War Remains Found this Year urn:md5:36eb035329edf21e16baec7044413578 2014-09-02T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-02T08:50:04+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AEN20140901001800315_01_i.jpg" />The South Korean military has excavated this year the remains of 753 fallen soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War, the defense ministry said Monday.<br /> <br /> In a four-month project that began in April to find remains of missing service personnel, some 46,000 soldiers dug out sites in 56 regions across the country to recover the bodies, according to the ministry.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/09/01/34/0301000000AEN20140901001800315F.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/More-than-750-Korean-War-Remains-Found-this-Year.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31825 Woman Unearths Past of Forgotten Arizona Indian Cemetery urn:md5:a5a92eede04f424b22ee28cc92b99ead 2014-09-01T12:15:00+02:00 2014-09-01T09:32:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ap_66c2b82bcce30d215e0f6a706700b2d3.jpg" />A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.<br /> <br /> Inside cotton sacks, burlap bags and blankets buried in the ground are the remains dating back to the 1930s of stillborn babies, tuberculosis patients, and sick and malnourished Native Americans from Winslow and the nearby Navajo and Hopi reservations.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ktar.com/22/1762040/Woman-unearths-past-of-forgotten-Arizona-Indian-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Woman-Unearths-Past-of-Forgotten-Arizona-Indian-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31816 Dig Begins at Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Site urn:md5:04648978063778d257b9b46fb4947fe4 2014-08-26T10:15:00+02:00 2014-08-26T08:47:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/20140825__0826_NWS_PMK-security-1_500.jpg" />An archaeological dig started Monday morning to search for 18th century artifacts that could reveal more about the history of a Revolutionary War prison camp in Springettsbury Township.<br /> <br /> "We're just hoping we find something," said Carol Tanzola, president of the Friends of Camp Security. The dig culminates a longtime effort to save the land where the camp once stood off of Locust Grove Road. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ydr.com/history/ci_26389388/camp-security-archaeological-dig-starts-monday">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Dig-Begins-at-Pennsylvania-Revolutionary-War-Site.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31775 All Hail King Richard! Details of Elaborate Burial Unveiled urn:md5:de4a90154e134641da292cb2147efd79 2014-08-26T04:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T11:04:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/king-richard-iii-tomb-670.jpg" />After years of heated controversy over the rightful resting spot for King Richard III, officials have finally decided on the reinterment details for the remains of the 15th-century English ruler.<br /> <br /> His remains will be laid to rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Leicester Cathedral during one of three services to honor the English king, the University of Leicester announced. The king's remains, which were discovered beneath a city council parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012, will be tucked away in a tomb made of Swaledale fossil stone crafted by Michael Ibsen, a descendant of King Richard III's sister Anne of York.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.discovery.com/history/all-hail-king-richard-details-of-elaborate-burial-unveiled-140808.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/All-Hail-King-Richard-Details-of-Elaborate-Burial-Unveiled.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31768 'Person of Interest' Identified in Case of Damaged Historic Gravestones at Hawkins Church, Tennessee urn:md5:630bde0199f44d0a08e0c4821db805c4 2014-08-26T02:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T11:02:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/94d04a469e19d953062bc52326a1fe95.jpg" />Surgoinsville Police Chief James Hammonds used Google on Tuesday to learn the identity of a man who allegedly vandalized several historic tombstones recently in the cemetery of one of Tennessee's oldest churches.<br /> <br /> Hammonds said he has identified a "person of interest" who is suspected of damaging several historic graves with a wire brush recently at the New Providence Presbyterian Church on Stoney Point Road in Surgoinsville. The church was founded in 1780, and many of the graves in the cemetery date back to the 1700s.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.timesnews.net/article/9079536/suspect-allegedly-damaged-historic-gravestones-at-hawkins-church"></a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Person-of-Interest-Identified-in-Case-of-Damaged-Historic-Gravestones-at-Hawkins-Church-Tennessee.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31767 Warsaw Will Return 1,000 Gravestones to Jewish Cemetery urn:md5:85348f58425646d900e07aed24dd1933 2014-08-25T18:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T10:46:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/warsaw62028.jpg" />The city of Warsaw has announced plans to recover 1,000 gravestones, or matzevot, that were taken from the city’s Jewish cemetery and used to build a structure in a city park. <br /> <br /> The gravestones, JTA reports, are “currently part of a pergola and stairs at a park in Warsaw’s Praga district.” The city plans to return the matzevot to the Jewish cemetery. The city’s change of heart was the result of months of campaigning by an organization called From the Depths, whose Matzeva Project locates and restores misused Jewish gravestones across Poland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/182323/warsaw-will-return-1000-gravestones-to-jewish-cemetery">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Warsaw-Will-Return-1000-Gravestones-to-Jewish-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31763 Mass Grave from Spanish Colonial Era Found in Bolivian Mining City urn:md5:e250157c55e87bdf43e5993bd08cacca 2014-07-31T11:15:00+02:00 2014-07-31T09:40:11+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Bolivia_02.jpg" />Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.<br /> <br /> The workers found the remains this week as they started construction on a new building in the "El Minero" district of Potosi, located high up in the Andes. "We are talking about a common grave found at about 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), and the human remains are scattered over an area of four by four meters," said Sergio Fidel, a researcher at a museum belonging to Tomas Frias University.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/07/mass-grave-from-spanish-colonial-era.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Mass-Grave-from-Spanish-Colonial-Era-Found-in-Bolivian-Mining-City.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31647 Tennessee Man Believes He Has Found Unmarked Civil War Graveyard urn:md5:076e37100ff361bbfe81f50c8d80be35 2014-07-29T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-29T09:08:14+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/26135218_BG1.jpg" />Dan Griggs is a Civil War historian and his Dover museum is full of amazing artifacts. But he may have made the discovery of a lifetime using a divining rod.<br /> <br /> "You keep it loosely in your hand at all times, and once you cross undisturbed ground, it will automatically turn on its own," Griggs said. Three weeks later, he has mapped out an incredible possible 3,536 graves.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wsmv.com/story/26135218/tn-man-believes-he-has-found-unmarked-graveyard">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Tennessee-Man-Believes-He-Has-Found-Unmarked-Civil-War-Graveyard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31615 Tablets on the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in the City of London, England urn:md5:b0e7b7d130f4adb0faba0fdf8dfbaac9 2014-07-21T14:15:00+02:00 2014-07-21T15:23:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-000.jpg" />The Postman's Park in the City of London, England, is home to the famous Watts memorial, built in 1900 by Victorian painter and philanthropist GF Watts (1817-1904).<br /> <br /> Watts was a radical socialist with strong sympathies towards the dreadful living conditions of the urban poor, and in 1887, wrote to the Times proposing that a park commemorating 'heroic men and women' who had given their lives attempting to save others would be a worthy way to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year. This eventually took the form of the Watts gallery in Postman's Park.<br /> <br /> Click the following thumbnails to view these plaques in high resolution on Geneanet or <a href="http://www.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=search&amp;projet_id=120">click here to access the memorial project</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=detail&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;id=3391556&amp;desc=london_memorial_to_heroic"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-001.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=detail&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;id=3391559&amp;desc=london_memorial_to_heroic"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-002.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=detail&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;id=3391561&amp;desc=london_memorial_to_heroic"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-003.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=detail&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;id=3391562&amp;desc=london_memorial_to_heroic"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-004.jpg" alt="" />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=detail&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;id=3391563&amp;desc=london_memorial_to_heroic"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-005.jpg" alt="" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://en.geneanet.org/gallery/?action=detail&amp;rubrique=monuments&amp;id=3391564&amp;desc=london_memorial_to_heroic"><img src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/memorial-to-heroic-self-sacrifice-006.jpg" alt="" /></a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Tablets-on-the-Memorial-to-Heroic-Self-Sacrifice-in-the-City-of-London-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31523 Bodies To Be Exhumed After Graveyard Plot Blunder in Livingston, Scotland urn:md5:1a9a7e1ab32870f0cafcee4eb0fe7b8e 2014-07-17T11:15:00+02:00 2014-07-17T10:43:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2631805928.jpg" />Two bodies are to be exhumed 15 months after gravediggers buried a man in the wrong plot. A short service will be conducted by a minister during the reinterment of Anne Ramage and Hugh McAleese at Adambrae Cemetery, Livingston.<br /> <br /> The mistake was uncovered when Marc Ramage went to lay flowers at his mother’s grave and found Mr McAleese had been buried next to her, in a plot intended for his sister. Now, after months of wrangling to seek permission from the courts, both families will see their loved ones laid to rest in a different part of the graveyard.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/bodies-to-be-exhumed-after-graveyard-plot-blunder-1-3478133">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Bodies-To-Be-Exhumed-After-Graveyard-Plot-Blunder-in-Livingston-Scotland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31499 Homes Sit on 1800s Chinese Cemetery in Bakersfield, California urn:md5:cf5077f669f87895b6e025813ee8fae1 2014-07-15T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-15T09:59:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13639.jpg" />Some Bakersfield neighbors have had a unique glimpse into local history over the years, but it's rattled them up a bit. Some current neighbor still have questions about the area near Terrace Way, which was a historic cemetery for Chinese pioneers to Kern County.<br /> <br /> A viewer asked Eyewitness News about human bones being found over the years near some of the homes that got built on that location starting in the 1950s and '60s.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/investigations/History-in-the-neighborhood-Homes-sit-on-1800s-Chinese-cemetery-266689151.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Homes-Sit-on-1800s-Chinese-Cemetery-in-Bakersfield-California.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31469 New Websites To Help Families Find Graves of First World War Dead urn:md5:810c7f97a9959f98eac41cabcaaec43e 2014-07-10T11:15:00+02:00 2014-07-10T10:39:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Gravestones-of-soldiers-k-011.jpg" />Moves to make it easier for families to find relatives killed in the first world war, including the release of 300,000 original documents, were revealed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) on Tuesday.<br /> <br /> To mark the centenary of the war, the commission has launched two websites and placed the documents online for public viewing for the first time,<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/08/websites-help-families-graves-relatives-killed-first-world-war">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/New-Websites-To-Help-Families-Find-Graves-of-First-World-War-Dead.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31437 351-Year-Old Cemetery Identified in Warwick, Massachusetts urn:md5:4b76f9a3fcb27ae14ae02c5bb8933a23 2014-07-09T12:15:00+02:00 2014-07-09T11:55:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1404819721_df13.jpg" />"Finding this cemetery was just wonderful. We can start to complete a picture of our history and color in all the holes," Pegee Malcolm, the chair of the Warwick historical Cemetery Commission, said Monday.<br /> <br /> Three hundred and fifty-one years after it was established, a Warwick cemetery has been dedicated thanks to an inquiry by descendants of Stukely Westcott, followed by the research of members of the Warwick Historical Cemetery Commission.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/351-year-old-cemetery-identified,94109?category_id=4&content_class=1&town_id=1&sub_type=stories">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/351-Year-Old-Cemetery-Identified-in-Warwick-Massachusetts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31427 Black South African Soldier Reburied with White WWI Comrades in France urn:md5:883b66f81cd85702a483a712b948c9d0 2014-07-07T12:15:00+02:00 2014-07-07T10:31:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/483802741-599x400.jpg" />A black South African soldier who died nearly a century ago during World War I was on Sunday reburied alongside 600 of his white compatriots at the South African war memorial in northern France. <br /> <br /> Private Myengwa Beleza was one of the first black South African soldiers to be killed in France during the 1914-1918 war. He was among some 25,000 other black South Africans who had volunteered to serve as part of the Native Labour Corps.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/citizen.co.za/206478/black-south-african-soldier-reburied-white-wwi-comrades-france/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Black-South-African-Soldier-Reburied-with-White-WWI-Comrades-in-France.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31391 British Boy on School Trip to German War Cemetery in France Captures Ghostly Image of a Scottish Regiment Soldier on his Mobile Phone urn:md5:0a36a4a5157366c187ad330ecff3431a 2014-06-26T08:15:00+02:00 2014-06-26T08:58:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2666046-1F09A93500000578-886_634x433.jpg" />A teenage boy claims he has managed to capture a ‘guardian ghost’ on his phone at a Great War cemetery in France.<br /> <br /> Mitch Glover, 14, from Leamington Spa, was visiting the Neuville-St Vaast German war cemetery near Arras, in northern France, during a school trip when he took a photograph of the ‘ghost’. Not until after the school boy came home, did he notice the eerie figure in one of his pictures, which he says looks like a man wearing the uniform of a Scottish regiment.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2666046/British-boy-school-trip-German-war-cemetery-France-captures-ghostly-image-Scottish-regiment-soldier-mobile-phonet.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/British-Boy-on-School-Trip-to-German-War-Cemetery-in-France-Captures-Ghostly-Image-of-a-Scottish-Regiment-Soldier-on-his-Mobile-Phone.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31270 Dead WWII Soldiers Found Buried in Brabant, Netherlands urn:md5:d5e1c2f5975d42f0fdeb084d1718aa37 2014-06-25T11:15:00+02:00 2014-06-25T10:39:58+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1024px-Biesbosch_20050928_40011-1024x575.jpg" />The remains of two soldiers from the Second World War have been found in the Overdiepse Polder on the Maas river in Brabant. The Salvave and Identification service from the Army has announced this today. The bodies were dug up on Friday. <br /> <br /> Some people were on the polder near Waspik with a metal detector on Thursday, and discovered the bones. The Army was then called in by the police.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/06/24/dead-wwii-soldiers-found-buried-brabant/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Dead-WWII-Soldiers-Found-Buried-in-Brabant-Netherlands.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31259 Many Czech WWI Graves Neglected, Says Member of History Buffs' Group urn:md5:5ec21f254705360293004bfac21e826d 2014-06-23T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-23T10:53:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13388.jpg" />A hundred years ago, the world was about to be plunged into a conflict whose impact can still be felt today in many parts of the globe. Indeed, the creation of independent Czechoslovakia was only made possible by the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. <br /> <br /> However, around one million Czechs fought in World War I in Austro-Hungarian uniforms, and tens of thousands died on a broad stretch of territory from northern Italy to Ukraine and Poland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://radio.cz/en/section/czech-history/many-czech-wwi-graves-neglected-says-member-of-history-buffs-group">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Many-Czech-WWI-Graves-Neglected-Says-Member-of-History-Buffs-Group.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31229 Remains of American WWII Soldiers Found in Vietnam urn:md5:7e8782ecf91bcbb22964b2bdcbedbd9c 2014-06-20T12:15:00+02:00 2014-06-20T09:45:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/haicot_QXPM.jpg" />American experts identified the remains of two American servicemen who went missing in action during World War 2 (1939-1945) during a preliminary examination in Ho Chi Minh City on June 17.<br /> <br /> If the findings prove accurate, this will be the first time the remains of US soldiers who went missing in action during WWII have been recovered in Vietnam.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://thanhniennews.com/politics/remains-of-american-wwii-soldiers-found-in-vietnam-27352.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Remains-of-American-WWII-Soldiers-Found-in-Vietnam.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31213 Historic Slave Cemetery Bulldozed In Houston urn:md5:b1e71615f68560406531aee34dbd2b8a 2014-06-20T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-20T09:35:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13370.jpg" />The historic Bradshaw Cemetery in Houston, Texas was bulldozed without its owners consent and now the family is searching for answers.<br /> <br /> Bradshaw, a cemetery dating back to the 1800s and owned by the Nelloms family, was the final resting place for the "bodies of slaves and African Americans who fought in wars and were denied a proper burial…and the family who owns the land say they don’t even know who is responsible."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newsone.com/3021357/historic-slave-cemetery-bulldozed-in-houston/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Historic-Slave-Cemetery-Bulldozed-In-Houston.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31212 Queens Abolitionist's Tombstone Mysteriously Appears in Professor's Yard urn:md5:3ff7aa17d614aca273e7654823949b0c 2014-06-11T09:15:00+02:00 2014-06-11T08:49:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13324.jpg" />A Queens College professor returning home from vacation found a mysterious gravestone laying in his yard and was set to break it into pieces when he realized how special it was. Allan Rudman says he got back to his Flushing home last week to find the gravestone sitting by his fence. As a geologist, he initially planned to hit it with a hammer and break it into pieces.<br /> <br /> The gravestone was that of famous abolitionist Wilson Rantus, who died in 1861. He was a free middle-class black man who lived in Queens in the 1800s. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Queens-Abolitionist-Tombstone-Wilson-Rantus-Mysteriously-Appears-Professor-Yard-Queens-262641161.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Queens-Abolitionist-s-Tombstone-Mysteriously-Appears-in-Professor-s-Yard.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31121 Police Baffled By 144-Year-Old Gravestone of Infant that mMysteriously Appeared in a Backyard Nearly 200 Miles from Cemetery urn:md5:cb67be91a40c0d754ae0a651d304fe36 2014-06-09T14:15:00+02:00 2014-06-09T09:17:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-0-1E8B7EB600000578-298_634x845.jpg" />Police in Indiana have spent the past 12 years puzzling over a 19th-century tombstone that somehow ended up in a resident's backyard. With the help of social media and an enterprising Good Samaritan, the Greenwood Police Department now has come one step closer to solving the mystery.<br /> <br /> In June 2002, a Greenwood woman was digging in her garden when she stumbled upon a 144-year-old gravestone.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2651305/Police-baffled-144-year-old-gravestone-infant-dumped-backyard-nearly-200-MILES-cemetery.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Police-Baffled-By-144-Year-Old-Gravestone-of-Infant-that-mMysteriously-Appeared-in-a-Backyard-Nearly-200-Miles-from-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31088 World War Two Skeletons Washed from Marshall Islands Graves 'By Rising Seas' urn:md5:b55d9bd8aa3b6fd423cf5b58095a9e49 2014-06-09T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-09T09:11:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Marshall-Islands_2934538b.jpg" />The skeletons of 26 Japanese soldiers who died during World War II have been washed from their graves in the low-lying Marshall Islands, prompting warnings by the nation that its future is under threat from rising sea levels.<br /> <br /> The nation of 70,000 people revealed the extent of the devastation during United Nations climate change talks in Germany, saying global warming was ruining crops and that sea rises were overrunning parts of the islands. The nation’s 1,000-plus islands are only about six feet above sea level – and scientists are predicting a three- to six-foot rise in sea levels by the end of the century.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/marshallislands/10883294/World-War-Two-skeletons-washed-from-Marshall-Islands-graves-by-rising-seas.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/World-War-Two-Skeletons-Washed-from-Marshall-Islands-Graves-By-Rising-Seas.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31086 Gravestone Girls Preserve Cemetery Art urn:md5:3539a649e5c806d76b78881bad3c8498 2014-06-04T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-04T08:45:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Brenda_Sullivan_of_the_Gravestone_Girls.jpg" />The next time you pass by a cemetery, stop and look at the gravestones because the dead are trying to tell you something and remind you that, one day, you will also take the long dirt nap.<br /> <br /> Gravestone Girls co-founder Brenda J. Sullivan is helping keep the dead alive. She, along with Gravestone Girls Maggie White and Melissa Anderson, travel all over New England preserving cemetery art and history and giving presentations.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegram.com/article/20140531/NEWS/305319646/0">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Gravestone-Girls-Preserve-Cemetery-Art.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31041 Skeletons of 800 Babies, Infants Believed To Be Buried at Bon Secours Sisters Site in Ireland urn:md5:321f084886f9e3daa49dada18b8837e7 2014-06-02T12:15:00+02:00 2014-06-02T09:07:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/959580-d02df350-e9fd-11e3-bb45-046f3d36ad52.jpg" />A woman with a dark secret has revealed why the skeletons of about 800 infants and children are believed to be in a disused septic tank.<br /> <br /> The site in Tuam 32km north of Galway City, Ireland, is located at what was The Home, a home for unmarried mothers, run by the Bon Secours Sisters — a Roman Catholic religious order of nuns that today operates in US, Ireland, Peru, France, and Great Britain — from the 1920s until the 1960s, Irish Mail on Sunday reported.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/skeletons-of-800-babies-infants-believed-to-be-buried-at-bon-secours-sisters-site/story-fnihsmjt-1226939959324">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Skeletons-of-800-Babies-Infants-Believed-To-Be-Buried-at-Bon-Secours-Sisters-Site-in-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31014 Massive Flooding Causes Caskets To Float Away From Graves in South Louisiana urn:md5:5f4d7bd45852c23ba10d5c4379367967 2014-05-30T09:15:00+02:00 2014-05-30T09:50:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/3838143_G.jpg" />Heavy rains in south Louisiana Wednesday caused about a dozen caskets to float away from their graves. The scene unfolded in a cemetery in Assumption Parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge, in the town of Belle Rose.<br /> <br /> Loved ones of people buried there rushed to the cemetery and prevented them from floating away using sandbags to weigh them down. Others opted to move the caskets to higher ground.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wafb.com/story/25635128/massive-flooding-causes-caskets-to-float-away-from-graves">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Massive-Flooding-Causes-Caskets-To-Float-Away-From-Graves-in-South-Louisiana.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30995 Digger’s Remains Found at Fromelles: DNA Technology Uncovers New South Wales Soldier urn:md5:ca5fa0a961678a9151ab9d57e4b6a538 2014-05-28T08:15:00+02:00 2014-05-28T08:27:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r0_16_650_1000_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg" />The remains of Canowindra-born World War I digger Private Albert Williamson, who died in the bloody battle of Fromelles in 1916, have been identified using DNA technology.<br /> <br /> Private Williamson, a member of the 54th battalion, was one of 20 diggers announced this week as having been identified, after their remains were found in a mass grave at Pheasant Wood in France in 2009. The battle of Fromelles is considered to be Australia’s worst military defeat of World War I.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.goondiwindiargus.com.au/story/2312336/diggers-remains-found-at-fromelles-dna-technology-uncovers-nsw-soldier/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Diggers-Remains-Found-at-Fromelles%3A-DNA-Technology-Uncovers-New-South-Wales-Soldier.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30980 Eight Decades in the Wrong Grave: Mac Map Collection Helps Solve Family Mystery urn:md5:1f38d25f17f79967fd2fc1aa2cc9a052 2014-05-27T12:15:00+02:00 2014-05-27T08:31:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/B821620105Z.1_20140525224742_000_GGB18FJ4V.3_Content.jpg" />For 84 years, Private William Phillips was missing, lying underneath another man's headstone.<br /> <br /> The soldier was killed in the final months of the war, when the front lines were moving quickly. He was buried on the battlefield near Bray-sur-Somme, but when the graves were moved into cemeteries in 1919, he was recorded as missing, his body classified as an unknown soldier.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/4539684-eight-decades-in-the-wrong-grave-mac-map-collection-helps-solve-family-mystery/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Eight-Decades-in-the-Wrong-Grave%3A-Mac-Map-Collection-Helps-Solve-Family-Mystery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30965 After Almost 100 Years British WWI Prisoners of War Who Died in German Captivity Finally Have their Graves Marked with Headstones urn:md5:a43be89cb338c23fcaa229a34269a83b 2014-05-26T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T09:59:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-0-1DE9172200000578-357_634x431.jpg" />British prisoners of war who died in German camps in the First World War have finally been honoured with proper war graves. Thirty-nine servicemen who were held in the Heilsberg prisoner camp were commemorated in a ceremony today at the site, which is in modern-day Poland.<br /> <br /> The men, some of them just teenagers, were buried in a common grave after they died from disease and mistreatment while incarcerated.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2630798/The-fallen-After-100-years-British-WWI-prisoners-war-died-German-captivity-finally-graves-marked-headstones.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/After-Almost-100-Years-British-WWI-Prisoners-of-War-Who-Died-in-German-Captivity-Finally-Have-their-Graves-Marked-with-Headstones.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30939 150 Years Later, Family Visits Grave of Arlington’s First Hero urn:md5:22b35b8b7a2071904b10e9edf69f8114 2014-05-14T13:15:00+02:00 2014-05-14T08:52:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5_132014_grave-20140513-002-8201_s160x106.jpg" />Army Pvt. William Christman died in service to his country, but until this year, his family didn’t even know where he was buried. A victim of measles, the 20-year-old from Pocono Lake, Pa., died in a D.C. hospital in 1864.<br /> <br /> But as the first person to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Christman has one of the most distinct honors in military history. “Everybody buried here is a hero,” said Jack E. Lechner, Jr., the cemetery’s deputy superintendent. “Mode or manner of death isn’t a determining factor. It’s service to country.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/13/army-pvt-william-christman-died-in-service-to-his-/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/150-Years-Later-Family-Visits-Grave-of-Arlingtons-First-Hero.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30854 After 150 Years, Arlington Cemetery Still Holds Secrets urn:md5:cba8c6cbf93a56f6ba6f5acecf544ca5 2014-05-12T12:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T10:10:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1399477740001-XXX-Arlington-National-Cemetery-981.JPG" />A lingering image for any Arlington National Cemetery visitor — more than caissons bearing the soon-to-be-interred or even the white-gloved honor guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — is the perfect symmetry of alabaster headstones endlessly arrayed.<br /> <br /> The stone sentinels give up their dead only on close inspection to visitors who leave pathways to gingerly step close and read the black lettering etched into marble.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/11/arlington-cemetery-150th-anniversary-things-didnt-know/8410721/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/After-150-Years-Arlington-Cemetery-Still-Holds-Secrets.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30811 16th Century 'Vampire' Grave Unearthed in Poland urn:md5:693fc867ff5ce5e654edee864e413c45 2014-05-09T09:15:00+02:00 2014-05-09T08:53:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Poland_01.jpg" />Archaeologists have discovered the grave of a suspected vampire in Kamien Pomorski, northwestern Poland. The body, which dates back to the 16th century, was unearthed during a dig in a marketplace in the town, situated in the West Pomeranian Province. <br /> <br /> As reported in Kamienskie.info, the team found unusual features which indicated the burial site was vampiric. The teeth, or "fangs" had been removed and a fragment of rock had been inserted into the mouth. In addition, his leg had been staked in order to prevent the body from rising from its grave.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/05/16th-century-vampire-grave-unearthed-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/16th-Century-Vampire-Grave-Unearthed-in-Poland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30784 18th Century Cemetery Uncovered in the French City of Marseille urn:md5:3134c106ffee2246c53ff68fafd85e97 2014-05-05T16:15:00+02:00 2014-05-05T10:34:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/France_01.jpg" />An eighteenth century cemetery consisting of some 800 graves has been uncovered by Metro works in the French city of Marseille. Located in the northern suburbs, the cemetery of Petites-Crottes, as it was called at the time, was used between 1784 and 1905 before becoming a dumping ground for industrial waste in 1930. <br /> <br /> "We knew from historical archives that there was a cemetery in the area but we did not know where," said Anne Richier, an archaeologist from Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives (Inrap) which is in charge of the excavations.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/04/18th-century-cemetery-uncovered-in.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/18th-Century-Cemetery-Uncovered-in-the-French-City-of-Marseille.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30751 About 130 Graves in Historic Cemetery To Get Markers for First Time in Florence, Alabama urn:md5:36761042a082fc8df2021ddffdfeb765 2014-05-05T12:15:00+02:00 2014-05-05T10:26:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/5365bcad56f86.preview-300.jpg" />Surveyors are in the process of defining the boundaries of the historic Gen. John Coffee Cemetery and the adjacent African-American burial ground that dates back to the earliest days of the city.<br /> <br /> For the first time, the approximately 130 graves in the African-American cemetery will have markers, though the names of the people buried there remain largely unknown, said Robert Steen, chairman of the Florence Historical Board.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.timesdaily.com/news/article_21872196-d341-11e3-9367-001a4bcf6878.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/About-130-Graves-in-Historic-Cemetery-To-Get-Markers-for-First-Time-in-Florence-Alabama.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30749 The Western Front in France and Belgium - From Muddy Hell to Stunning Beauty urn:md5:159e62d7af2d1e759ab810b3cb555dc2 2014-04-28T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-28T09:02:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/214809-05d89454-cb7e-11e3-9aee-4ab1c4ff1b91.jpg" />Passing through the serene, colourful countryside of northern France, it’s almost impossible to fathom the horror that came a century before.<br /> <br /> Bright yellow, blooming canola fields and immaculate green fields line the winding roads, masking the bloodshed from World War I that will always be connected to these lands. The Western Front in France and Belgium, where 46,000 Australians died between 1914 and 1918, was once a picture of carnage, a battleground of trench warfare described as a “muddy hell” by those who fought there.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/world/the-western-front-in-france-and-belgium-from-muddy-hell-to-stunning-beauty/story-fnjjvclz-1226895214869">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/The-Western-Front-in-France-and-Belgium-From-Muddy-Hell-to-Stunning-Beauty.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30672 Skeletons Found in Suffolk, England, Water Pipe Dig urn:md5:621e6a0417a4aff4a64c0554f090a33e 2014-04-24T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-24T08:51:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/UK_suffolk-1.jpg" />Nine human skeletons have been found by archaeologists excavating land to be used for a water pipeline in Suffolk. Eight of them, found together near Barnham, are believed to date back to about AD300. Two of the bodies had been buried with a brooch and a knife. <br /> <br /> The other skeleton was discovered at Rougham. Anglian Water, which is installing a new pipeline to serve Bury St Edmunds, said items from the dig would be "kept in a secure museum archive".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/04/skeletons-found-in-suffolk-water-pipe.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Skeletons-Found-in-Suffolk-England-Water-Pipe-Dig.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30636 The Uplifting Story Behind a Blunt Obituary urn:md5:f7736b98cfeb96ecf221f56b40cdd84d 2014-04-18T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-18T08:38:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/3240366_1362_766.jpg" />Stig Kernell had specific and strong wishes for his own obituary notice. He told his local undertaker in Tranås, southern Sweden that he wanted the notice simply to state his name and the words "I Am Dead", along with the place and date of his death.<br /> <br /> "He was a special man with a very particular sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye," Kernell's son, Lars-Åke, told tabloid Expressen. He added: "He was crass, too, and that has helped us deal with our loss, since he did not fear death in the least."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2054&artikel=5836088">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/The-Uplifting-Story-Behind-a-Blunt-Obituary.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30577 DNA, Digital X-Rays Used To ID Remains Found at Dozier School for Boys in Tampa, Florida urn:md5:be0491fd1d174870ce123f09c90fb05e 2014-04-16T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-16T09:44:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13037.jpg" />A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.<br /> <br /> Erin Kimmerle and Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee met with U.S. Sen Bill Nelson to share what they have found at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. So far, Kimmerle said, DNA has been fully analyzed on 12 sets of remains.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/dna-digital-x-rays-used-id-remains-found-dozier-sc/nfZ7B/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/DNA-Digital-X-Rays-Used-To-ID-Remains-Found-at-Dozier-School-for-Boys-in-Tampa-Florida.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30551 Boy's Head Found in Home of Pakistani Cannibals Who Had Dug Up More Than 100 Corpses from the Local Graveyard and Eaten Them urn:md5:31b4c3911efb90719bb20e07f55b5272 2014-04-15T17:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T09:05:45+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/article-2604350-1D1CF8CA00000578-113_634x466.jpg" />A convicted cannibal has been rearrested in Pakistan after a young boy's head was discovered in his home.<br /> <br /> The gruesome discovery of a three-year-old's head was made in the house of Mohammad Arif, 35, and his brother Mohammad Farman, 30. The pair, from the small town of Darya Khan in the country's interior, had previously served two years in jail for cannibalism and were only released last year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604350/Boys-HEAD-home-Pakistani-cannibals-dug-100-corpses-local-graveyard-eaten-them.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Boy-s-Head-Found-in-Home-of-Pakistani-Cannibals-Who-Had-Dug-Up-More-Than-100-Corpses-from-the-Local-Graveyard-and-Eaten-Them.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30529 French Resistance Veteran's Ashes Buried in German Cemetery urn:md5:81e680dee809f972faaa781398c7377e 2014-04-14T12:15:00+02:00 2014-04-14T09:12:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13009.jpg" />The ashes of a French Resistance veteran were interred on Friday near the mass grave of a former German concentration camp following his wish to be laid to rest near his fellow detainees.<br /> <br /> Louis Bertrand, who died aged 90 last June, had years ago expressed a wish to be buried alongside his comrades in a cemetery near the former camp in northern central Germany. Bertrand's ashes were interred on the anniversary of the liberation of the camp, Langenstein-Zwieberge near Buchenwald, by US forces on April 11, 1945.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/french-resistance-veterans-ashes-buried-german-cemetery-183617412.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/French-Resistance-Veteran-s-Ashes-Buried-in-German-Cemetery.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30508 More Than 100 Headstones Vandalized, Some 'Irreplaceable' at Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville, Ohio urn:md5:eec590f093ed01fe121bc4d45880ce2a 2014-04-07T18:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T09:12:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12993.jpg" />The names Clarence and Ernest are barely legible on one edge of the elaborately sculpted granite pillar that forms the Brush family headstone at Woodlawn Cemetery.<br /> <br /> Clarence, who died at 2 years old, and Ernest, who died at 11 months, were both dead before the Civil War was over. Their father, the Rev. G.W. Brush, was buried on the same plot in 1865. The top of the Brush headstone now lies in the mud after it was vandalized Thursday night, along with more than 100 others, in an act Mayor Jeff Tilton called “unbelievable — unforgivable.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20140404/NEWS01/304040010/More-than-100-tombstones-vandalized-some-irreplaceable-?nclick_check=1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/More-Than-100-Headstones-Vandalized-Some-Irreplaceable-at-Woodlawn-Cemetery-in-Zanesville-Ohio.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30445 Mystery Solved of Confederate Soldier in Beaufort National Cemetery, South Carolina urn:md5:4394eadb1620fa83832eb753b3c59a1c 2014-04-07T14:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T09:00:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/16IaSN.AuSt.9.jpeg" />The answer to one of Beaufort County's oldest mysteries will be officially unveiled next month, along with a new gravestone for the only unknown Confederate soldier buried in Beaufort National Cemetery. The soldier is no longer unknown.<br /> <br /> Pvt. Haywood Treadwell of North Carolina has received a new marker -- this one with his name on it, according to the Historic Beaufort Foundation. A ceremony for the public unveiling of the new gravestone will be May 10, part of a two-day symposium recognizing Confederate soldiers buried in the national cemetery.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/04/03/3040047/mystery-solved-of-confederate.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Mystery-Solved-of-Confederate-Soldier-in-Beaufort-National-Cemetery-South-Carolina.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30443 Swedes Find 200-Year-Old Gravestone in Living Room urn:md5:47faa3a78c92e1b8b025b6dbb3a94fdf 2014-04-04T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-04T08:36:54+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/146917e8ace381cd8638950530fee2485ec3e242ea3a3524486bf9babd93c50a.jpg" />A Swedish family renovating their living room was shocked to find a gravestone from the 1800s under the floorboards. The Nilsson family found the hefty gravestone tucked in under the floor. It measured almost two metres in length and was some 10 centimetres thick. <br /> <br /> The family looked up the three names engraved on the headstone and found they belonged to people who'd likely owned the property in Fuglie, southern Sweden, in the late 1800s. The stone had the names of two men and one woman who died in 1843, 1851, and 1884 respectively.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thelocal.se/20140403/names-of-the-dead-shock-renovating-family">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Swedes-Find-200-Year-Old-Gravestone-in-Living-Room.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30423 Tombstone Discovered at Tyler, Texas, Construction Site Given To Descendants urn:md5:8b31d8ec85ca7c6d5d5fdb999095cc3f 2014-04-01T17:15:00+02:00 2014-04-01T08:38:25+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/3445403_G.jpg" />A tombstone that was discovered beneath an East Texas construction site has been given to a relative. Ron and Nelda Swinney claimed the stone Monday from the City of Tyler's Engineering Department.<br /> <br /> The stone was found in January by crews working on the site of the Fair Plaza Parking Garage. City officials believe the site used to belong to a marble yard and that's why the stone was found along Elm and Broadway.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kltv.com/story/25122348/tombstone-discovered-at-tyler-construction-site-given-to-descendants">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Tombstone-Discovered-at-Tyler-Texas-Construction-Site-Given-To-Descendants.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30387 Fury Over the National Geographic Channel Historians Digging Up Second World War Graves urn:md5:0249d0a2831c7a2308a9f83d0196cc4f 2014-03-31T10:15:00+02:00 2014-03-31T08:13:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/article-2591894-1CA585C400000578-41_634x450.jpg" />For more than a century it has shown its readers exotic locations and revealed exciting cultures. But National Geographic is under attack from archaeologists for a forthcoming series on its television channel about excavating war graves on the Eastern Front from the Second World War.<br /> <br /> Called ‘Nazi War Diggers’, the programme is due to be screened in the UK on May 13, and is billed as ‘three war diggers racing against time to save this history from being looted or lost’.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2591894/Fury-National-Geographic-channel-historians-digging-Second-World-War-graves.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Fury-Over-the-National-Geographic-Channel-Historians-Digging-Up-Second-World-War-Graves.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30358 Long Lost Burial Chamber Uncovered in St Mary's Graveyard in Hinckley, England urn:md5:aff90c80b547a4e42dad05c0f56fd18d 2014-03-28T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-28T11:48:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/JS33956494-6883603.jpg" />Workmen tackling a leak in the churchyard of St Mary’s uncovered a long lost burial chamber containing human remains.<br /> <br /> Two Severn Trent workers were tackling the burst beneath a footpath in the Hinckley graveyard last Thursday morning when they stumbled upon a small brick-lined room under the ground full of water - and when they pumped the hidden chamber dry, they found it contained bones and skulls from multiple bodies.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/long-lost-burial-chamber-uncovered-6883586">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Long-Lost-Burial-Chamber-Uncovered-in-St-Mary-s-Graveyard-in-Hinckley-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30345 Historic Gravestones Found Discarded in Frisco Dumpster urn:md5:4d673709fbd6f31bda6322f397e4e09f 2014-03-27T08:15:00+01:00 2014-03-27T08:47:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/grave1.jpg" />The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify the person or persons who may have discarded several gravestones into a dumpster in the Frisco area. The Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of the discarded gravestones on March 21st.<br /> <br /> The gravestones date from the late 1800s and early 1900s and had been broken into many pieces. Authorities are looking for any information as to who the grave stones belong to or where their graves may be located.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://wtkr.com/2014/03/26/historic-gravestones-found-discarded-in-frisco-dumpster/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Historic-Gravestones-Found-Discarded-in-Frisco-Dumpster.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30329 Soldiers Killed During WW1 Named Via DNA From Relatives urn:md5:ab7d7ae06df7c03c0567d315414f7e9b 2014-03-24T14:15:00+01:00 2014-03-24T09:49:54+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_73738792_war_grave.jpg" />Ten soldiers who died in World War One and whose bodies were found in France five years ago have been named after DNA analysis of samples from relatives. Since the discovery of the bodies in 2009 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been tracking down potential relatives in the hope of identifying them.<br /> <br /> The remains were spotted during construction work near the French village of Beaucamps-Ligny. They were found alongside five other bodies which are yet to be named.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26690387">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Soldiers-Killed-During-WW1-Named-Via-DNA-From-Relatives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30287 UAS Mapping of Cemeteries in the Czech Republic urn:md5:4d1c1bad2a70424c5447981983a3d0de 2014-03-24T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-24T09:51:11+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/CzechCemeteries-2.jpg" />The largest Czech unmanned aerial systems (UAS) company, UPVISION, in cooperation with Brno City Hall (the second largest city in the Czech Republic), conducted a project to capture images of adjacent cemeteries and integrate the data into a GIS system for the administrators of city cemeteries.<br /> <br /> For this project, unmanned aerial vehicles were used to create high-resolution orthophotos and the subsequent vectorization of grave sites with the possibility of adding raster data (orthophotos) as well.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.directionsmag.com/articles/uas-mapping-of-cemeteries-in-the-czech-republic/388595">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/UAS-Mapping-of-Cemeteries-in-the-Czech-Republic.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30289 19th Century Convict Graves Found Near Portsmouth, England urn:md5:af87c9e8859e86af0e97a9493f180ada 2014-03-21T09:15:00+01:00 2014-03-21T10:34:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/19_century-1.jpg" />The bodies of four 19th century prisoners have been rescued off the coast of Portsmouth. A team of soldiers injured in Afghanistan, working on the foreshore of an area known as Burrow Island, responded to an emergency call when a member of the public alerted police to human remains exposed by severe weather conditions.<br /> <br /> Better known locally as Rat Island, the site has not been used by the armed forces for more than 40 years, despite its position near Her Majesty's Naval Base and the mighty warships of HMS Victory and HMS Excellent. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.fr/2014/03/19th-century-convict-graves-found-near.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/19th-Century-Convict-Graves-Found-Near-Portsmouth-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30262 Historian Travels from Australia To Visit Abandoned Horton Cemetery, in Epsom, England urn:md5:bbf9e964f9b24ecf4445f5880cde6a83 2014-03-19T11:15:00+01:00 2014-03-19T10:24:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Cemetery - Graves <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/2924679.jpg" />A woman exploring the death of her grandfather travelled across the world from Australia to visit an abandoned cemetery where he is buried. Kath Ensor, 63, who lives in Melbourne, visited Epsom, towards the end of last year, to pay her respects at Horton Cemetery, off Hook Road.<br /> <br /> The cemetery contains 8,000 bodies of those who died at Horton Hospital and others in the Epsom cluster of mental hospitals, which closed in the 1990s. Horton was a war hospital during the World Wars and a number of soldiers are believed to be among the dead in its overgrown and uncared for cemetery. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/11083097.Historian_travels_from_Australia_to_visit_abandoned_Horton_Cemetery/?ref=var_0">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Historian-travels-from-Australia-to-visit-abandoned-Horton-Cemetery-in-Epsom-England.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30237