There are 3 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:
- using any follow feature listed on the blog
- adding them to your blog reader
- adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”
Here are this week’s new listings:
Appalachian Heart Wood
Blog type: Appalachia, Family
Appalachian Heart Wood is my blog where I share family history, stories, recipes and my take on our family and Appalachian life.
Genealogy By Eric
Blog type: Cemeteries, Family
It all started about 4 years ago while out for a walk in the neighborhood, my wife Kathy got stopped and asked about a cemetery in the area from some random stranger. Neither of us knew about it but just a couple of doors down there was a cemetery, the Roberts Cemetery. We immediately went to find it. On our way back we stopped by our neighbor who had been in the neighborhood since the houses were build back in the 1960′s. After talking with her and a few other neighbors we found out that what we had found was only about half of the original cemetery. The builder of our neighborhood tried to buy the property but was unsuccessful because of the cemetery. However just a few short years later a new builder came into the area who was going to build apartments for section 8 housing, the North Brighton Townhomes. For whatever reason they were either able to skip past the red tape of buying the cemetery or just completely neglect that there was one there all together. This lead to the cemetery being bull dowsed over, before the cemetery was completely wiped from the face of the earth the neighbors stopped the construction. To mend their mistakes the construction company picked up and laid all the tombstones in concrete, face up. Now after already surviving some 100 years the cemetery faced its next big struggle. Normal tombstones are standing upright which protects a lot of the stones from the weather. After 50 years of being in concrete the elements are greatly taking their toll. Snow, ice, dirt and wind are slowly erasing the names, dates and last loving words. Even if you look at the photos of the Roberts Cemetery which were taken in 2008 and then look at the stones now you can see a big difference.
My blog is my way to share my knowledge to with the community and my family.
Blog type: Australian genealogy, Family
Getting Genealogy is a place to find information about Canberra family history events and share my thoughts, tips, stories and articles about family history. In particular I want to share information and links to upcoming events in the Canberra region that would be of interest to family historians.
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