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Old 02-16-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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I'm so frustrated...Volunteers through my church were able to find burial records for my ancestors, but when I called up the cemetery they tell me they can't find them. Now this is going back to the early 1890's and early 1900's. What would be the reason for them to not have these records?
There is a very old church near where I live, some graves date back to 1840...unfortunately, some a##holes broke into the church and stole not only the silver, but records as well.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I finally found the grave site of an in-law by marriage but it took me literally years. Historical societies, lists at city hall, and grave sites without markers were all giving some information but not all. Finally by cross referencing a number of sources public and private I found the man. and his second wife.

Weird things happen over time: while the New Westminster cemetary (B.C.'s largest/oldest) had headstones back 150 years the World War 2 years and up until about 1950 were poorly represented. (different materials?) (vandalism?) No one knew.
oh, and google is getting smarter every day. For oddball searches I like www.millionshort.com which removes the top lists.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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There is a very old church near where I live, some graves date back to 1840...unfortunately, some a##holes broke into the church and stole not only the silver, but records as well.
That may have been just vandalism, but if this is recent, did anyone check Ebay for the record books?
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:57 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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We found unmarked family graves ( all died in war or Depression) . It was a location for 4 graves, nowadays it would only have 3 burials ( crypt size). Lo and behold, there were4 small stones to mark the grave location, with initials, all of 2" above the grass. The burial map had it as 3 people. I knew the date of the 4th person we were looking for> and that was in the burial book, just not on the map. Problem solved; all 4 people were there, before they needed crypts.. Other cemeteries? No marking of the location makes the use of close to 8-9 graves in plots from about 1800 to 1900 unusable. The cemetery defaulted, the town had to take it over; you can't be buried in any of the older section --- no matter if plots have graves. Very annoying, knowing they are all there empty.

That could be challenged legally. If ownership of plots can be proven, no group should be able to deny use of what people own. You can fight city hall.
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