Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Belated Halloween

Halloween + history = cemeteries. This time of year we see a lot of features about historic Connecticut cemeteries. Creepy, right? A little.
But they're also great teaching tools. Older communities tend to have a cemetery that served as the final resting place for the whole town. A visit is a great way to identify the earliest settlers, learn who was married to whom and maybe even find your ancestors. You can also see examples of folk art. Start looking at cemeteries as textbooks. Suddenly, they're a lot less scary.

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