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15 December 2013

Symbols In Stone

If there are symbols, logos, or other "non-textual" inscriptions on your ancestor's tombstone, have you determined their meaning? It could indicate a membership, religious affiliation, or other clue to your ancestor's past.

A symbol may "simply" be artistic or it may have a meaning with a direct impact on your research.

3 comments:

  1. Do you have any resources to decode such inscriptions?

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  2. Here are a couple:

    http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/cem/tcarv.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Veterans_Affairs_emblems_for_headstones_and_markers

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  3. Here is a page with more:

    http://rootdig.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-few-links-to-tombstone-iconography.html

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