Cemetery and Mortuary Research

There is More to Cemetery Research Than Tombstones

Most people know that tombstone contain information about their ancestors.  But, did you know that tombstones aren’t the only records available at the cemetery?  The cemetery office can be a gold mine information.  Let’s take a look at what you might find in cemetery records. Cemetery Records Depending on the age of the cemetery, they… Continue reading There is More to Cemetery Research Than Tombstones

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Antoine Lassalle Belongs in My Family Tree

A few years ago, a cousin sent me a photo that showed her Lounibos relative in front of his liquor business with a man named Antoine Lassalle.  It was taken around 1900 in San Francisco, California. He was thought to be a cousin, but the connection was not clear.  I had no Antoines in my… Continue reading Antoine Lassalle Belongs in My Family Tree

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Praise for FindaGrave Volunteers for de Braga family tombstone photos

Recently, I searched FindaGrave for Seraphim and Olympia (Medeiros) de Braga.  I found both listed but without photographs.  I put in a request and got a response the next day! After I had that information, I decided to search for more relatives.  I found several more listed without photographs, so I put in more requests. … Continue reading Praise for FindaGrave Volunteers for de Braga family tombstone photos

California Genealogy · Cemetery and Mortuary Research

Calvary Cemetery Records are Online

As a San Francisco researcher, I’m overjoyed to the point of ecstasy whenever a new index or database becomes available online.  With the lack of pre-1906 vital records, I have to take full advantage of whatever records there are. So, I was thrilled beyond belief when the San Francisco Genealogy website added the Calvary Cemetery… Continue reading Calvary Cemetery Records are Online

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Tombstone Tuesday: Learning Melvin Medeiros’ Story

My Pacheco and de Braga lines intersect with a family from Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, who went by de la Cross (or de la Cruz), Medeiros, and Andrew or Andrew Medeiros–take your pick.  As our lines crossed a few times, I ended up documenting their descendants as well as mine. One of the descendants, Melvin Medeiros,… Continue reading Tombstone Tuesday: Learning Melvin Medeiros’ Story