Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Finding "Lost" Cemeteries

The following article was published in RootsWeb Review: 27 January 2008, Vol. 11, No. 9

"I once searched for a lost cemetery in a small Connecticut Community. My method was to visit the local coffee shop at breakfast time. All the "regulars" noticed me and spent time wondering who the stranger was.

Towards the end of my meal I asked the waitress if she had ever heard of the cemetery or knew anyone who might have knowledge of it. Without hesitation she approached the regular crowd with the answer they sought ("Who is that guy?"), and the question I had. Within seconds I had half-a-dozen friends, the way to the cemetery, and the history of how the surrounding land developed."

Jay Powell

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