The domus de gianas, on the other hand, resemble closely the rock tombs of the prehistoric cemeteries of Sicily.
The Maoris buried their dead, the cemeteries being ornamented with carved posts.
There are Saxon cemeteries at Stapenhill and Foremark Hall.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria(London,1883),ii.290 seq.; L.
Roman cemeteries existed near the rues Bab-el-Oued and Bab Azoun.
I don't believe in white-sheeted spirits that scare little boys or drag chains around or only come out in cemeteries on Halloween.
We may then completely dismiss the notion of there being any studied secrecy in connexion with the early Christian cemeteries, and proceed to inquire into the mode of their formation.
The earliest churches were built with cemeteries for the dead; and thus we find the nucleus of the city of Venice, little isolated groups of dwellings each on its separate islet, scattered, as Cassiodorus 1 says, like sea-birds' nests over the face of the waters.
Three cemeteries remain intact - King's chapel burying ground, with the graves of John Winthrop and John Cotton; the Old Granary burial ground in the heart of the city, where Samuel Sewall, the parents of Franklin, John Hancock, James Otis and Samuel Adams are buried; and Copp's Hill burial ground, containing the tombs of the Mathers.
When adjacent burial areas belonged to members of the same Christian confraternity, or by gift or purchase fell into the same hands, communications were opened between the respective cemeteries, which thus spread laterally, and gradually acquired that enormous extent which, " even when their fabulous dimensions are reduced to their right measure, form an immense work."' This could only be executed by a large and powerful Christian community unimpeded by legal enactments or police regulations, " a living witness of its immense development corresponding to the importance of the capital."
In Turkish cemeteries the cypress "Dark tree, still sad when others' grief is fled, The only constant mourner o'er the dead" is the most striking feature, the rule being to plant one for each interment.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (London, 1883), i.
The graves, or loculi, as they are commonly designated, were, in the Christian cemeteries, with only a few exceptions (Padre Marchi produces some from the cemetery of St Ciriaca, Monium.
They chiefly occur in the earlier cemeteries, and the costliness of their construction confined their use to the wealthiest classes - e.g.
It was accepted as an unquestionable fact by every one who undertook to describe the catacombs, that the Christians of Rome, finding in the labyrinthine mazes of the exhausted arenariae, which abounded in the environs of the city, whence the sand used in building had been extracted, a suitable place for the interment of their martyred brethren, where also the sacred rites accompanying the interment might be celebrated without fear of interruption, took possession of them and used them as cemeteries.
They were certainly originally stone-quarries, and the hardness of the rock has made the construction practicable of wide, lofty of corridors and spacious halls, very unlike the narrow galleries and contracted chambers in the Roman cemeteries.
Subterranean cemeteries of the general character of those described are very frequent in all southern and eastern countries.
(From Dennis.) occasionally forming " a spacious square or piazza surrounded by tombs instead of houses " (Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria, ii.
Caruana, Ancient Pagan Tombs and Christian Cemeteries in the Islands of Malta (Malta, 1898), and A.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (London, 1883, i.
One conspicuous feature of the Bosnian land-system is the Moslem Vakuf, or ecclesiastical property, consisting of estates dedicated to such charitable purposes as poor-relief, and the endowment of mosques, schools, hospitals, cemeteries and baths.
Not far off, similar relics were found at Sobunar, Zlatiste and Debelobrdo; iron and bronze ornaments, vessels and weapons, often of elaborate design, occur in the huts and cemeteries of Glasinac, and in the cemetery of Jezerine, where they are associated with objects in silver, tin, amber, glass, &c. Among the numerous finds made in other districts may be mentioned the discovery, at Vrankamer, near Bihac, of 98 African coins, the oldest of which dates from 300 B.C. Many vestiges of Roman rule survive, such as roads, mines, ruins, tombs, coins, frescoes and inscriptions.
Of the several cemeteries, Lake View (about 300 acres), on an elevated site on the E.
the benediction of abbots, of priests at their ordination, of virgins taking the veil, of churches, cemeteries, oratories, and of all articles for use in connexion with the altar (chalices, patens, vestments, &c.), of military colours, of soldiers and of their arms. The holy oil is also blessed by bishops in the Roman Catholic Church; in the Greek Church, on the other hand, the oil for the chrism at baptism is blessed by the priest.
There is a new general hospital at Eppendorf, outside the town on the north, built on the pavilion principle, and one of the finest structures of the kind in Europe; and at Ohlsdorf, in the same direction, a crematorium was built in 1891 in conjunction with the town cemeteries (370 acres).
Frankish arms and armour have been found in the cemeteries which abound throughout northern France, the warriors being buried fully armed.
Of the houses, most of which stood on the central hill, no traces remain; but there are ruins of three churches - the Great Basilica and the Basilica Alexander on the western hill, and the Basilica of St Salsa on the eastern hill - two cemeteries, the baths, theatre, amphitheatre and nymphaeum.
The basilicas are surrounded by cemeteries, which are full of coffins, all of stone and covered with mosaics.
The town occupies the site of an unknown Sicel city, the cemeteries of which have been explored.
We can recognize also the Punic and Pagan-Roman cemeteries (C. R.
It would be impossible to enumerate here all the monographs describing, for example, the ruins of Carthage, those of the temple of the waters at Mount Zaghuan, the amphitheatre of El Jem (Thysdrus), the temple of Saturn, the royal tomb and the theatre of Dugga (Thugga), the bridge of Chemtu (Simitthu), the ruins and cemeteries of Tebursuk and Medeina (Althiburus), the rich villa of the Laberii at Wadna (Uthina), the sanctuary of Saturn Balcaranensis on the hill called Bu-KornaIn, the ruins of the district of Enfida (Aphrodisium, Uppenna, Segermes), those of Leptis minor (Lemta), of Thenae (near Sfax), those of the island of Meninx (Jerba), of the peninsula of Zarzis, of Mactar, Sbeitla (Sufetula), Gigthis (Bu-Grara), Gafsa (Capsa), Kef (Sicca Veneria), Bulla Regia, &c.
The immediate results of disestablishment were civil marriage, the civil registry of births and deaths, and the secularization of cemeteries; but the church retains its influence over all loyal churchmen through the confessional, the last rites of the church, and their sentiment against the profanation of holy ground.
The cemeteries are all modern.
In the south side are the Grange, Newington or Echobank, and Morningside cemeteries.
The two principal cemeteries are at Waverley and Rookwood.
Next to the poor rate came that for highways, and other special rates have been authorized from time to time, as for police, education, public lighting, cemeteries, libraries, sanitary purposes, &c. To distinguish the rate the name of the precepting authority is frequently added or the purpose for which it is levied specified, as county rate, watch rate, &c. The valuation list of a parish is the basis on which the poor rate is levied.
The discoveries of recent years in the south-eastern portion of Sicily, including especially the objects found in Sicel and Greek cemeteries, may be studied here.
In the hills to the west of Syracuse many Sicel villages must have existed; cemeteries of the second and third period have been found at Pantalica 15 m.
The administrative authorities of cemeteries for the county are the borough councils and the City Corporation and private companies.
Kensal Green cemetery, the burial-place of many famous persons, is of great extent, but several large cemeteries outside the metropolis have come into use.
Crematoria are provided at certain of the companies' cemeteries, and the Cremation Act 1902 enabled borough councils to provide crematoria.
Metropolitan borough councils have to obtain the sanction of the Local Government Board to loans for baths, washhouses, public libraries, sanitary conveniences and certain other purposes under the Public Health Acts; for cemeteries the sanction of the Treasury is required, and for all other purposes that of the London County Council; poor law authorities, the metropolitan asylums board, the metropolitan water board and the central (unemployed) body require the sanction of the Local Government Board the receiver for the metropolitan police district that of the Home Office, and the London County Council that of parliament and the Treasury.
parliament, congress, colleges, schools, workhouses, cemeteries), or to the army and the navy.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (London, 1883), ii.
Among the later tombs bilingual inscriptions are by no means rare, and both Etruscan and Latin inscriptions are often found in the same cemeteries, showing that the use of the Etruscan language only died out gradually.
of Chiusi - at Cetona, Sarteano, Chianciano and MontepulcianoEtruscan cemeteries have been discovered; the objects from them formed, in the latter half of the 19th century, interesting local collections described by Dennis, which have since mostly passed to larger museums or been dispersed.
The archaeologist recovers his specimens from waste places, cave deposits, abandoned villages, caches, shell-heaps, refuse-heaps, enclosures, mounds, hut rings, earthworks, garden beds, quarriesï¿½ and workshops, petroglyphs, trails, graves and cemeteries, cliff and cavate dwellings, ancient pueblos, ruined stone dwellings, forts and temples, canals or reservoirs.
In Mosul, as in Bagdad, only part of the space within the walls is covered with buildings and the rest is occupied by cemeteries; even the solid limestone walls of the ancient town are half in ruins, being serviceable only in the direction of the river, where they check inundations.
Extensive Sicel cemeteries have been explored to the north of the town (Not.
The principal cemeteries are Mount Pleasant, overlooking the Passaic in the northern part of the city, and Fairmount in the western part; about 1894 the remains of the early settlers were removed from the Old 1 The river channel before improvement had a navigable depth of 7 ft.
Juarez was recognized by the United States, and allowed to draw supplies of arms and volunteers thence; and in July 1859 he published laws suppressing the religious orders, nationalizing ecclesiastical property (of the estimated value of $45,000,000), establishing civil marriage and registration, transferring the cemeteries to civil control, and, in short, disestablishing the church.
The corporation have also provided two cemeteries.
Vast cemeteries of animals which belonged to the revered species have been discovered; more especially may be mentioned that of the cats at Bubastis, the remains of which, charred by some great fire, until recently filled numberless chambers of crude brick in the ruins at Zagazig.
In the hawk cemeteries birds were pickled and buried in long bundles, forming sometimes an assortment that is not without incongruities from the naturalist's point of view.
In this age the choachytae, as the Greeks called them ("libation priests, " or "shrine-openers" in Egyptian), belonged to an inferior grade of the priesthood, equivalent to the pastophori of the deities, and were organized in gilds for the different cemeteries.
In Lower Egypt practically all the mummies have perished; but in Upper Egypt, as they were put out of reach of the inundation, the cemeteries, in spite of rifling and burning, yield immense numbers of preserved bodies and skeletons; attention has from time to time been directed to the scientific examination of these in order to ascertain race, cause of death, traces of accident or disease, and the surgical or medical processes which they had undergone during life, &c. This department of research has been greatly developed by Dr Elliott Smith in Cairo.
There are two public cemeteries: Sao Francisco de Xavier, in Sao Christovao, and Sao Joao Baptista, in Botafogo, the former having an unconsecrated section for Protestants.
Besides these there are five private cemeteries, the one belonging to the British colony being on a hill overlooking the Gamboa shoreline.
The use of specially consecrating cemeteries among Christians is first mentioned by Gregory of Tours (c. 570); but under the Roman law they had, like those of the Pagans, been held inviolable by pagan emperors like Gordian and Julian and defined as "res religioni destinatae quin immo (iam) religionis effectae" (Cod.
Outside the walls were the cemeteries, not yet explored.
- Of these the most interesting are the brooches which were worn by both sexes and of which large numbers have been found in heathen cemeteries.
Moreover, the tallness and dolichocephaly which now specially mark the more northern peoples of the group appear very prominently in cemeteries of the migration period in Switzerland and other neighbouring countries.
He 1 In accordance with his own wish he was buried in a small graveyard rather than in one of the regular city cemeteries, and on his tombstone is the following epitaph written by himself: "I repose in this quiet and secluded spot, not from any natural preference for solitude, but, finding other cemeteries limited as to race by charter rules, I have chosen this, that I might illustrate in my death the principles I advocated through a long life - Equality of man before his Creator."
In the city are two sanitariums. The city has two parks (one, Ethan Allen Park, is on a bluff in the north-west part of the city, and commands a fine view) and four cemeteries; in Green Mount Cemetery, which overlooks the Winooski valley, is a monument over the grave of Ethan Allen, who lived in Burlington from 1778 until his death.
The earliest cemeteries and hut foundations of the Alban Hills belong to the Iron age, and cemeteries and objects of a similar character have been found in Rome itself and in southern Etruria, especially the characteristic hut-urns.
The objects found in these cemeteries show close affinity with those found in the terremare of Emilia, these last being of earlier date, and hence Pigorini and Helbig consider that the Latini were close descendants of the inhabitants of the terremare.
There are the cemeteries at Hawkhead and at the west side of the town.
Typical Neolithic cemeteries are found at Iiinkelstein, Aizey and other places in the neighborhood of Worms. In these graves the skeletons lie flat, while in other cemeteries, as at Flomborn in Rhine-Hessen, and near Heilbronn, they are in a huddled position (hence the name Hockergrdber).
Reihengraber, containing objects of value, but otherwise like modern cemeteries, with the dead buried in rows (Reihen), are found over all the Teutonic part of Germany, but some tribes, notably the Alamanni, seem still to have buried their dead in barrows.
The chief cemeteries of this period have been found on Plemmyrium, the promontory south of Syracuse, at Cozzo Pantano, at Thapsus, at Pantalica near Palazzolo, at Cassibile, south of Syracuse, and at Molinello near Augusta.
Typical cemeteries are those of Monte Finocchito near Noto, of Noto itself, of Pantalica and of Leontini.
Typical cemeteries of this period have been found at Licodia Eubea, Ragusa and Grammichele.
The city has eight cemeteries, the largest of which are Union, Elmwood, Mt Washington, St Mary's and Forest Hill.
Stone mace-heads are found in the earliest cemeteries, together with flint implements that may be the heads of lances, &c, and thin leaf-shaped daggers of bronze.
The cemeteries otherwise only contain graves, cut in gravel or brick lined, and formerly roofed with poles and brushwood.
If the XHth Dynasty ended about 1790 B.C. and the XVIIIth Reisner (Early Dynastic Cemeteries, p. 126), from his work in the prehistoric cemeteries, believes that Egypt was too uncivilized at that early date to have performed this scientific feat.
Definite history on the other hand has been gained from the wonderful series of prehistoric cemeteries excavated by J.
The succession of archaeological types revealed in them has been tabulated by Petrie in his Diospolis Parva; and the detailed publication of Reisners unusually careful researches is bringing much new light on the questions involved, amongst other things showing the exact point at which the prehistoric series merges into the 1st Dynasty, for, as might be surmised, in many cases the prehistoric cemeteries continued in use under the earliest dynasties.
The cemeteries are found throughout Upper and Middle Egypt, but as yet have not been met with in the Delta or on its borders.
This might be accounted for by the inhabitants of Lower Egypt having practised a different mode of disposing of the dead, or by their cemeteries being differently placed.
It is impossible to estimate the duration of the period represented by the prehistoric cemeteries; that the two kingdoms existed throughout unchanged is hardly probable.
The Irish barrows occur in groups in certain localities, some of which seem to have been the royal cemeteries of the tribal confederacies, whereof eight are enumerated in an ancient Irish manuscript, the Leabhar na h-UidhPi, compiled c. A.D.
The barrows of the bronze period, like some of those of the Stone Age, appear to have been used as tribal or family cemeteries.
The city has a Carnegie library (1896), two beautiful cemeteries, a park, and a Home for Aged Women.
cemeteries with numerous pithos burials, at Damania, in 1915, an L.M.
Cemeteries were found on the east and north of the site.
14, ro); still., it is certain that the Roman cemeteries were visited by numerous pilgrims even in the 3rd century: for the earliest graffiti in the papal crypt of the Coemeterium Callisti must date from this period (De Rossi, Roma sotter.
Almost peculiar to Germany is the use of wrought iron for grave-crosses and sepulchral monuments, of which the Nuremberg and other cemeteries contain fine examples.
In 1908 eight tramway lines (all electric but one) extended out to these suburbs, some of the lines extending to the bathing resorts of Ramirez and Pocitos and the Buceo cemeteries on the eastern coast.
The extensive cemeteries of St Mary Abbots, Kensington, and St George, Hanover Square, London, are here.
Greenwood cemetery, one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the United States, i m.
Dennis (Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria, London, 1883, i.
North of Georgetown is Oak Hill Cemetery, and in the vicinity of the Soldiers' Home are Rock Creek, Glenwood, Harmony, Prospect Hill and St Mary's Cemeteries.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (London, 1883, ii.
They fasted, they rejoiced; one hour they chilled themselves in the cemeteries, the next they rushed frantically through the streets singing Psalmic refrains.
The law of 1865 gives the privilege of religious worship to other faiths, and the laws of 1883 made civil marriage and the civil registry of births, deaths and marriages obligatory, and secularized the cemeteries.
The dislike of the Conservatives to President Santa Maria was occasioned by his introduction of the law of civil marriage, the civil registration of births and deaths, and the freeing of the cemeteries.
Formerly the cemeteries were entirely under the control of the Church, and, with the exception of a few places specially created for the purpose, were reserved solely for the burial of Roman Catholics.
Under the new regime these cemeteries were made common to the dead of all religions.
The 34t h canon of the synod of Elvira (305), which was contemporary with him, forbade candles to be lighted in cemeteries during the daytime, which points to an established custom as well as to an objection to it; and in the Roman catacombs lamps have been found of the 2nd and 3rd centuries which seem to have 2 J.
These latter appear to have been used as tribal or family cemeteries.
Many discoveries were made, including the ruins of a theatre, amphitheatre, city walls and gates, baths, aqueducts, pagan and Christian cemeteries, basilicas and many fragments of houses and arches.
The provisions of the Cemeteries Clauses Act 1847 apply to a cemetery thus provided.
Even human dead are not safe from their attacks, their powerful claws enabling them to gain access to newly interred bodies in cemeteries.
Adjacent to Schenley Park are Homewood and Calvary cemeteries; and adjacent to Highland Park is Allegheny cemetery.
Dasti, Notizie storiche archeologiche di Tarquinia e Corneto (Rome, 1878); for the cemeteries, Notizie degli Scavi, 1906, 1907.
The cemeteries are St Peter's in Old Aberdeen, Trinity near the links, Nellfield at the junction of Great Western and Holburn Roads, and Allenvale, very tastefully laid out, adjoining Duthie Park.
Archaeological researches, particularly in the cemeteries of Hallstatt, less than 40 m.
The Hallstatt cemeteries contained weapons and ornaments from the Bronze age, through the period of transition, up to the fully-developed Iron age.
All originated in pagan funeral or commemorative rites, and continued to be held, even in Christian times, in very ancient cemeteries.
There are two large cemeteries, in one of which are buried many of Springfield's famous men, including Samuel Bowles and J.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria (2 vols., London, 1883).
For instance, liberty of conscience, established for the first time in 1869, was reduced to a minimum of toleration for Protestant worship, schools and cemeteries, but with a strict prohibition of propaganda and outward signs of faith.
But the cemeteries of Shablul and Karanog alone yielded 170 inscriptions on stone, besides some inscribed ostraka.
The principal cemeteries are Elmwood (Protestant) and Mount Elliott (Catholic), which lie adjoining in the E.
During 1872 Gordon was sent to inspect the British military cemeteries in the Crimea, and when passing through Constantinople on his return to Galatz he made the acquaintance of Nubar Pasha, prime minister of Egypt, who sounded him as to whether he would take service under the khedive.
Excavations were made in 1899 in one of the ravines in a Sicel necropolis of the third period; explorations in the various Greek cemeteries resulted in the discovery of some fine bronzes, notably a fine bronze lebes, now in the Berlin museum.
Outside are one or two cemeteries.
496) burial was by inhumation: investigation, however, of the cemeteries shows that the bodies were burned and the ashes placed in ossuaries; practically no objects were found in the urns.
burials in the two cemeteries; three Italian graves of this period have been removed.
casualtyspecial memorials commemorate ten casualties buried in other cemeteries whose graves could not be found.
cemeteryno good being associated by such an action with gas chambers and desecrated cemeteries.
cemetery are dwarfed by skies, cemeteries overgrown, castles invariably ruined.
cemeterynhumation universal by the fourth century there ought to be inhumation cemeteries in the vicinity of Segontium, tho none are known.
Most local history archives include cemetery records for municipal cemeteries, many of which were built in the mid to late 1850's.
cemetery barrow cemeteries come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
cemeterytter is possibly the closest of all German 1914-18 battlefield cemeteries to Paris.
desecrations of cemeteries and such, increased tenfold after the millenium.
All available services at both cemeteries may be booked through local funeral directors.
An ecologically friendly coffin can still be used in any part of the cemeteries, and all arrangements can be made by the family.
To arrange an interment, contact a Funeral Director who will make all necessary arrangements with the Cemeteries Section.
jackal god and supervisor of mummification and guardian of the desert cemeteries.
municipal cemeteries, many of which were built in the mid to late 1850's.
Improved signage at all cemeteries with opening times being clearly displayed.
In the pagan cemeteries, on the other hand, the sepulchral recess as a rule entered the rock like an oven at right angles to the corridor, the body being introduced endways.
But although, as we have said, in ordinary times there was no necessity for secrecy, yet when the peace of the Church was broken by the fierce and often protracted persecutions of the heathen emperors, it became essential to adopt precautions to conceal the entrance to the cemeteries, which became the temporary hiding-places of the Christian fugitives, and to baffle the search of their pursuers.
In 1902, in that part of the Via Ardeatina which passes between the cemeteries of Calixtus and Domitilla, was discovered a crypt with frescoes and the sanctuary of a martyr: it is thought that this, rather than a neighbouring crypt brought to light in 1847, may prove to be the sepulchral crypt of SS.
The archaeologist recovers his specimens from waste places, cave deposits, abandoned villages, caches, shell-heaps, refuse-heaps, enclosures, mounds, hut rings, earthworks, garden beds, quarriesÃ¯¿½ and workshops, petroglyphs, trails, graves and cemeteries, cliff and cavate dwellings, ancient pueblos, ruined stone dwellings, forts and temples, canals or reservoirs.
In Brittany the people flock into the cemeteries at nightfall to kneel bare-headed at the graves of their loved ones, and to fill the hollow of the tombstone with holy water or to pour libations of milk upon it, and at bedtime the supper is left on the table for the soul's refreshment.
Since that year, however, there has been a steady flow of discoveries in prehistoric and early historic cemeteries, and, partly in consequence of this, monuments already known, such as the annals of the Palermo stone, have been made articulate for the beginnings of history in Egypt.
In fact, compliance with the Christian practice of inhumation in the cemeteries sanctioned by the church, was only enforced in Europe by capitularies denouncing the punishment of death on those who persisted in burying their dead after the pagan fashion or in the pagan mounds.
The Bagshot Beds in the west form infertile tracts of sandy soil, covered with heath and pine, where space is available for the great camps and military training-grounds round Aldershot, and for the extensive cemeteries at Woking The London Clay in the east is more fertile and crowded with villages, while the East Anglian portion of the basin consists of the more recent Pliocene sands and gravels, which mix with the boulder clay to form the best wheat-growing soil in the country.
The life of society, now alarmingly unstable and ruthlessly cfuel, was symbolized by the dance macabre painted on the walls of the cemeteries; the sombre and tragic art of the I5th century, having lost the fine balance life shown by that of the I3th, gave expression in its mournful realism to the general state of exhaustion.
Deliver me from a city built on the site of a more ancient city, whose materials are ruins, whose gardens cemeteries.
Most often the canine apparition patrols roads, bridges, and cemeteries or guards gates.
Pine Crest Funeral Homes & Cemeteries offers a full range of services for what they dub "Death Care."
Burials on land are performed in special green cemeteries where all of the deceased have this type of interment.
These cemeteries are known as conservation easements, or eco-cemeteries, and these lands are protected.
Primarily, traditional cemeteries have few trees or bushes since they have cleared the land to allow for as many burials as possible.
Traditional cemeteries also use many herbicides to deal with weeds, which run off into city water systems.
Traditional cemeteries are therefore considered environmentally unsound.
As these types of cemeteries become more popular, they will begin to be more popular throughout the world.
Also, check in your area for pet funeral parlors and pet cemeteries.
Memorial services traditionally held at cemeteries don't draw the crowds that they once did.
VisitingDC.com: A basic map highlighting three of the cemeteries many attractions is available.
It has over 5,000 transcriptions from cemeteries all over the world.
The site also has special collections such as National Cemeteries, Woodman of the World, Flooded Cemeteries, and California Missions searches.
Carry blank charts with you wherever you go - to the library, cemeteries, deed rooms or as you search online databases.
Local sources for primary information include the deed room in county courthouses, the genealogy room in public libraries, cemeteries and tax offices.
Intermet offers free access to its online database with 3 million records from 5,000 cemeteries around the globe.
You may be able to read the person's obituary from Ancestry.com and look at tombstone transcriptions from cemeteries on the website, Interment.net.
Using records from cemeteries can be quite useful if you can actually find the records.
This is especially helpful if you are looking for records from small local cemeteries which may not be online, as the information can help you know where to look.
Find A Grave is a database of cemeteries throughout the United States.
While not a complete listing of all cemeteries, new records are added daily.
You can ask a global volunteer to perform a Random Act of Genealogical Kindness by searching cemeteries and records where they live.
You may be able to find this information on websites like Find a Grave, which are staffed by local volunteers who take photographs, and record information at area cemeteries.
Death Indexes - This is a comprehensive listing of links for historical societies, cemeteries, and obituaries, organized by county.
Residents often claim that cemeteries, houses and roads are haunted by real people who lived in the community in the past.
These include battlefields, cemeteries, prisons, lighthouses and more like those discussed in 10_Most_Haunted_Places_in_America.
Cemeteries: The top ten haunted cemeteries in the United States include those in New Orleans, a city famous for haunted places.
Other haunted cemeteries in Rhode Island, Illinois, Ohio and Maryland include everything from weeping apparitions to ghostly gifts of flowers left on graves.
An often overlooked resource for verifying past lives is local cemeteries.
While tombstone investigating is time-consuming, many cemeteries have undertaken the documenting and cataloging of graves in databases that should assist you in a speedier approach.
If you are looking for haunted graveyards within your local area, find cemeteries that are as old as possible since these are the graveyards that usually have the most ghost stories associated with them.
Many cemeteries have posted hours or are completely closed to public access, so wandering around the graveyard at night will more likely land you in trouble with the law than expose you to ghosts.
Some graveyards are well known as being haunted, especially cemeteries and burial sites where notable people are buried.
They lie around cemeteries filling their gothy lungs with the output of clove cigarettes and communicating with the unresponsive dead.
The Unseelie Court fairies favor living in rural areas associated with bloodshed and will most likely be found in areas like cemeteries and historic battlefields.
Large cemeteries have been excavated, which show three different periods from the 8th century B.C. down to the Roman domination.
Dennis, Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria, i.
A proportion of the sums payable in return for concessions of land in municipal cemeteries.
Excavations of recent years have, however, led to the discovery of some 600 ancient Italic (Ligurian?) huts, and of cemeteries of the same and the succeeding (Umbrian) periods (800-600?
The relics having been removed, the visits of pilgrims naturally ceased, and by degrees the very existence of those wonderful subterranean cemeteries was forgotten.
The galleries are not the way of access to the cemeteries, but are themselves the cemeteries, the dead being buried in long low horizontal recesses, excavated in the vertical walls of the passages, rising tier above tier like the berths in a ship, from a few inches above the floor to the springing of the arched ceiling, to the number of five, six or even sometimes twelve ranges.
The idea of general intercommunication is negatived by the fact that the chief cemeteries are separated by low ground or valleys, where any subterranean galleries would be at once filled with water.
Of the several cemeteries, that of Forest Home, south-west of the city, is the largest and most beautiful.
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