A Graphic Guide to Cemetary Sybolism... To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most prevalent cemetery symbols. Take it along on your next wander through the necropolis!

A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism

This cemetery symbolism infographic from Atlas Obscura details the meaning of the most commonly used decorative gravestone markers.

The progression of photographic formats in the 1800s. Nearly all consumer photographs in the 19th century were produced by one of these technologies.

"Most Common Photographic Types of the Century" ~ Nearly all consumer photographs in the were produced by one of these technologies. By recognizing the photographic format, you can more easily date the photo and your ancestor.

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Use the Internet to find your ancestors in 6 easy steps

Once requiring cumbersome research, genealogy has been made increasingly accessible to the more casual hobbyist, thanks to the internet. Getting started is easy.

grandparent-gifts @ DIY Home Ideas-I've done something similar to this, but I may need to do another!

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Custom Family Tree Typography Art Love this idea for grandparents gifts. for an anniversary present gifts

Goodwill Genealogists search for family bibles, photographs, genealogies, letters, and other documents that give richer meaning to our family histories. Once acquired, we carefully digitize each piece by hand, catalogue and upload them.

- Goodwill Genealogists search for family bibles, photographs, genealogies, letters, and other documents that give richer meaning to our family histories.

Norman Rockwell

Have always loved this painting by Norman Rockwell- Family Tree-- I love how a pirate is at the roots.also a link here to how to make different types of family trees.

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all - a valid point indeed.

Ancestors

(Saved for inspiration, layout) A great non-traditional family tree idea.show photos of your ancestors behind you without separating them with lines or boxes. On a separate page, it would be nice to ID them and give their relationship.

Conrad Heyer, a Revolutionary War Veteran, is thought to be The Earliest-Born American To Ever Be Photographed

Conrad Heyer, a Revolutionary War Veteran, Was the Earliest-Born American To Ever Be Photographed

TIL Conrad Heyer born in 1749 is the earliest-born person to ever be photographed. He served as a soldier under George Washington's army.

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It’s been almost 400 years since the good ship Mayflower landed in 1620 with the progenitors of a new nation. Here is a sampling of Mayflower offspring who made good (and a few who might have strayed a bit from their Puritan roots).

Wanna immortalize your favorite photo effects? Get started with one of PicMonkey’s favorite custom effect recipes, then save your own concoctions.

Save Custom Photo Filter Combos

Image of a man holding a tiny sleeping kitten, with PicMonkey photo filters Film Stock, Tri-X, and Rapture combined and saved as a custom effect.

Dirty Negatives? Is It Worth the Trouble to Clean Old Negatives? The Family Curator tests cleaning solutions on dirty, dusty, cruddy old black and white negatives.

Is It Worth the Trouble to Clean Old Negatives? The Family Curator tests cleaning solutions on dirty, dusty, cruddy old black and white negatives.

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