This citation is in a format recommended by Elizabeth Shown Mills in the genealogist’s ‘bible’ on this subject: Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace (p. For a larger urban cemetery, you would replace the road information in the citation with section and lot numbers for the family plot.
Write out your citation and copy it to your clipboard.
Also, stand back and get a picture of the family plot surrounded by other tombstones, trees, and landmarks—for example, a barn across the road.
It’s nice to see the setting where your ancestor was laid to rest.
Here is a citation example: Cemetery of the Seven Sorrows (Sanilac County, Michigan, LAT/LON 43.1873235, -82.8277296, on Galbraith Rd about 1.3 miles west of M-19), Cornelius Gleason marker, photographed by Ann Raymont, .Have you seen those genealogy T-shirts that read “I see(k) dead people”? And nowhere is that more literally true than in a cemetery.Here are five tips to make the most of your next visit.Simply upload your current tree (or start a new one) to see what information you'll uncover instantly.They're offering 2 free weeks of access to billions of records, as well as a full suite of tools to help you easily improve your research. Zoom in on the inscription, but also take a picture of the entire tombstone.