Add this Event to Calendar 08/19/2020 06:30 PM 08/19/2020 08:00 PM The Gravestone Girls / Online Event

Past the Cemetery Gate: The Graveyard as Genealogical Resource

The Gravestone Girls are back with "Past the Cemetery Gate," an online Zoom presentation about the many helpful clues to family history that can be found in cemeteries.

Join us for “Past the Cemetery Gate”, where we learn to ‘read’ the cemetery for clues and information.  Using both direct observation and deductive reasoning from objects such as the writing, art, geology and the cemetery landscape, much new insight can be revealed. That new insight can answer questions, create new inquiries and open doors for further detective work. Many use the cemetery as a cursory resource for learning, genealogy or entertainment, some haven’t tapped it at all. This program will get guests looking at these spaces, both old and new, as a valuable resource for their data collection activities! This program is recommended for both seasoned genealogists and those who are new to family history research.

To register: Please email or call Kate at 508-324-2700, ext. 110. We will email you a Zoom link that you can use to join the online program. You do NOT need to have your own Zoom account to take part. All you need is an email address!


This FREE online program is supported in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Contact: Kate Kulpa 508-324-2700, ext110
Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room