A Beginner’s Guide to Cemetery Sleuthing (Genealogical Research) ~ Thursday, 10/5/23 at 6 PM


Cemeteries hold invaluable clues to genealogical research. Etched in stone are names, symbols and abbreviations that not only tell us more about our ancestors but also about their place in time. This program will cover strategies to help you locate your ancestor’s burial place, how to make the most out of a visit and how to decipher a variety of symbols. Most of this content covers New England cemeteries, though many symbols can be seen nationwide.


Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. Erin has over 12 years of experience tracking down interesting real-life questions at the reference desk and is a librarian and genealogist. She holds a BA from Emerson College, an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. Visit her online at www.erinemoulton.com.