Family genealogy is something I have enjoyed since I was young. As I walk through cemeteries visiting family graves, I often wonder about the history of each individual.
I live in Barre, Vermont, home to a large granite industry. One website devoted to Barre granite says, "It has been estimated that one-third of the public and private monuments and mausoleums in America -- and they are millions in number -- are products of the Barre quarries and Barre's "international" community of sculptors, artisans, mechanics and laborers."
Perhaps this is why I have an affinity for cemeteries and graves. The artists here make the stones and memorials into works of art. I am happy to share some of them on this website.
THANK YOU!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to take photos of the headstones for my family tree. I sure do appreciate the time and effort you put into doing this. This small act of kindness opened several doors to me in finding relatives.
Eva P Rathburn LaValley Thanks for the great photo! Sorry I took so long to thank you...been trying to get all the photos the boyfriend and I have been taking. I go out to photograph a few stone...come back with 800 pictures. Oops... :D
Franceschi Gravestones You have done a fabulous amount of work AND it is revealing and helpful. Thank you so much. I live afar but see that my mother's and father's headstones are weathered by time. I shall do somethng about that. They shouldn't continue in that state so I will do something about that. Thank you again Also you have found magnificent gravestones for others of my family which I didn't know existed. Thanks. Ciao.