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20 April 2012

More Than One

Never assume that a county or a city will only have one place, cemetery, etc. with the same name. I learned that lesson the hard way years ago. The county where most of my family lived since 1850 had two Webster Cemeteries--located in different parts of the county. Who would have thought Webster was that common of a name. Always doublecheck that you have the right cemetery, street, church, school, etc.

Researchers in urban areas are used to problems of "the names the same," but rural researchers need to keep it in mind as well.

There's a blog post here on the Webster Cemetery for those who are interested.

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