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Category: General Info
Genealogy Relationship Chart -- Shows how two people are related to each other.
How To Use:
- Select which ancestor the two people have in common.
- Look at the top row & find the relationship of the first person to the common ancestor.
- Next look at the left hand column & find the second person's relationship to the common ancestor.
- The cell where the row and column cross contains the genealoical relationship between the two people.
Periodically a review features a book from the Nichols Memorial Library. All books are available on-site for your research. See top menu!
For those who attended the session "Cryptic Clues in the Bone Yard" (by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack) on July 10th Meeting of the Boaz Chapter of NEAGS held at the Boaz Library, have you checked any of your ancestors' tombstones? Either a picture or in person? Have you spotted anything that was from the presentation?
By chance I happened to view the tombstone image of my second great grandfather. I've seen this gravestone many times and never noticed the symbol of the man & woman clasping hands. I had always zeroed in on the death date & 78 years. If I remember correctly, this was a symbol indicating love binding the couple.
Check on http://findagrave.com & look for your ancestor's graveyard & tombstone. Many have taken pictures & posted. FindAGrave is all volunteer effort too. Information posted about the person may or may not be correct. So don't take it as 'gospel' ... utilize it as potential research.
Did you know that Sharon DeBartolo Carmack has a book on cemetery research − Your Guide to Cemetery Research. Perhaps your local library has a copy???
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