Blog Posts - Cemeteries



Colma from San Francisco'' The city of peace '' in wich the number of dead people exceeds that of the living

In  the southern city of San Francisco is the small town of Colma, where the number of deaths exceeds that of living persons.Inside the city that stretches over a distance of five square kilometers are 17 cemeteries in which more than 1.5 millio...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 1, 2016

The Lollipop Cemetery

Such an undignified name for such a solemn place: the Shaker cemetery in Harvard, Massachusetts, one remnant of the industrious community of Shaker non-genealogical families that resided in this beautiful Massachusetts town from 1769 until the First...
by streets of salem on Aug 26, 2016

A Soldier of the Massachusetts Line

I don’t think Revolutionary War soldiers get the attention they deserve in terms of commemoration–on Memorial Day and every day. There is insufficient or nonexistent appreciation of their suffering and their sacrifice, certainly here in S...
by streets of salem on May 28, 2016

Political Poplars?

I suspect that most of my colleagues who teach American history dislike Thomas Jefferson. I don’t really get into it with them; I prefer to play naive and impressionistic when it comes to American history (because I am), but I have heard and se...
by streets of salem on Apr 16, 2016

The Most Poignant Epitaph Ever

The Old Burying Point is a sacred site best visited in the winter, or the summer, or the spring, or anytime other than October when costume-clad tourists are not draped over the graves taking pictures of each other. I prefer winter, because the very...
by streets of salem on Jan 27, 2016

The Most Poignant Epitaph Ever

The Old Burying Point is a sacred site best visited in the winter, or the summer, or the spring, or anytime other than October when costume-clad tourists are not draped over the graves taking pictures of each other. I prefer winter, because the very...
by streets of salem on Jan 27, 2016

Were Wigs on their Way Out?

During the Revolutionary War? Here in Salem? I’m curious about wigs: for two centuries, one in which I have some expertise (the 17th), and one in which I do not (the 18th), wigs were big. Yet I don’t know much about them, especially of th...
by streets of salem on Jul 15, 2015

Simple Ways to Help Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday put in place to honor those who gave their lives in battle for their country. While it’s often confused with Veterans Day (a day to honor all those who honorably served in the military), in actuality it’s...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 21, 2015

James Bond 007 ‘Spectre’ movie $300 million plus budget

James Bond 007 ‘Spectre’ movie $300 million plus budget being a today trending news for all. MGM Studios has reportedly started shooting this week, the latest 007 movie “Spectre” to scale back the budget fought with James Bond...
by Today Trending News on Dec 13, 2014

Cemeteries in the Sky: 7 Compact Vertical Burial Designs

A skyscraper filled with corpses may sound morbid, but soon, such things may become a necessity. The earth is already packed with dead housed in oversized ...
by WebUrbanist on May 21, 2014

The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

From Wikipedia: “The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila, within the boundaries of the former Fort William McKinley. It can be reached most easily from the city by taxi or automobile via Epifano de los...
by el toro bumingo on May 20, 2014

The Shrine of the Virgin Mary at Regina RICA

The huge statue of the Virgin Mary at Regina RICA (Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia) is the biggest I’ve seen. It could house a small number of devotees inside for a mass or prayer vigil. I first heard about this place from my fellow mou...
by el toro bumingo on Apr 8, 2014

Calvary Cemetery: 3 Million (and 1) Souls

When I moved to Queens, I knew that I was entering a new realm, where the living are outnumbered by the dead by outrageous proportions. Perhaps one of the most well known cemeteries in this area is Calvary Cemetery. Calvary has the largest number of...
by The Occult Section on Feb 26, 2014

Third of Three: NYC’s Oldest and Most Hidden Cemeteries

Last week I went to get a haircut, and of course me being me, I found my self in a cemetery instead. Down the street from the salon I was going to go to, I passed a surprise hidden gem. I had heard of the three “Spanish Portvgvese SynagogveR...
by The Occult Section on Feb 19, 2014

The San Joaquin Cemetery, Iloilo

The San Joaquin Cemetery in Iloilo Province is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I’ve seen, as far as preservation is concern. It was build in 1892 and is located along the National Highway leading to the town of San Joaquin (from Iloilo City).
by el toro bumingo on Dec 30, 2013

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

This image above was one of the many pictures I took in February 2009 on board a Philippine Airlines flight to Cebu City with my brother. I rarely travel by air, so whenever I do, I always request for the window seat, giving me lots of chances to tak...
by Where My Feet Took Me on Mar 19, 2013

A Photographic Journey Through Nashville's City Cemetery

Nashville City Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Tennessee.  It was founded in January of 1822 and by 1850 11,000 souls were laid to rest in this beautiful necropolis.   The cemetery is home to many of Tennes...

Deep-Sixed in the Heart of Texas

 Following a funeral at the King David Memorial Sanctuary in Falls Church, Virginia, I stumbled--just  down the road--onto a second cemetery that also sports an Old Testament theme—The Noah’s Ark Pet Cemetery. W...
by Wig & Pen on Dec 19, 2012

TOMBSTONES TO DIE FOR

I have always loved old cemeteries.    My English grandmother lived across the road from a church built in the fourteenth century.  I spent the summers with her and I can remember fondly wandering around looking at old tombstones.  Here in the L...
by CarolinaHeartStrings on Oct 30, 2012

D/2 Biological Solution Approved For Use In National Cemeteries

D/2 Biological Solution Is Safe and Non-Toxic I was so happy to see this product advertised on Facebook today! None of us family genealogists want to go to a cemetery and ruin a headstone by cleaning... That's not all, read on!


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