Tuesday, November 15, 2005

One Tapholicious Website

I wrote in June about the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. But the Rumsey site has something more than maps to interest the genealogist.

The Farber Gravestone Collection contains 13,527 images of stones located mostly in New England, but also in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Texas, Nova Scotia, England, and Ireland. If your roots are buried deep in Massachusetts prior to 1800, there's a good chance that you'll find some cousins tucked away in this collection. Anyone with a love of gravestone iconography—Goth and non-Goth alike—will want to spend an afternoon lurking here.

Read Jessie Lie Farber's introductory essay (PDF) for more information on the photographs.

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