Monday, October 3, 2011

October- Family History Month

October is family history month.  I started the month at Woodland Cemetery in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, assisting with recording of gravestones.  The cemetery has been vandalized over the years and is not well-maintained.

This is a recent burial, yet the stone is already knocked over and collecting water,
which will cause deterioration more rapidly.
Emile Alexay 1891-1949
Florence W Alexay 1903-1984

Some people do not have any markers.  Bessie Hazzard (1886-1931) has two.

The gravestone of Frederick Schnauffer (1888-1915) was recovered.
His stone is more legible than a nearby stone, George L Rabenstein (1851-1915),
bearing the same year of burial.

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