Cemetery Sorties

7th great grandfather, Amos Parsons, Jr.

12-Year-Old and her Dad Hunt Down 48 Grandparents

By Cindy Foster / October 8, 2023 /

It seems that I always wrap a Dead People Adventure into wherever we go. So, when our son-in-law, Jeremy suggested we drive to Vermont to visit his parents, I suggested a quest to find as take picture with as many of his grandparents as possible. Over the course of four days, Jeremy and our granddaughter Emma Grace, had their photo taken with 48, including their 386 year old grandmother who was killed in a 1704 massacre!

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Robin & I on the ferry between Aurora and Bayview, NC

Cemetery Sortie Project: Preserving the Memory of the Deceased

By Cindy Foster / July 15, 2023 /

Cemetery Sorties have led us to a lot of off the beaten path locations. We’ve made some interesting discoveries and want to log our progress.

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Robin with Sterling S Cooper, Jr. at the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina, NC

What in the World? Sterling Cooper HERE?

By Cindy Foster / March 22, 2023 /

Robin and I work on a variety of historic preservation projects related to cemeteries. Our latest adventure took us to Fuquay-Varina, NC’s Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. We knew no one whose final resting place was there but that did not matter in our quest to document and preserve their memory.

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Hiawatha, Kansas welcome sign.

What’s the Rest of the Story, Rev. Stokes?

By Cindy Foster / January 15, 2023 /

Inspired to discover more about Rev. Robert Stokes Kansas homesteading, we ventured to Hiawatha, Kansas to uncover the rest of his story.

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William & Martha Forman Brooks, 6th great grandparents

Lucky to Have Photo Taken with 6th Great Grandparents

By Cindy Foster / May 27, 2022 /

Things that I love about Robin: 1) Like me, she grew up on “The River”, 2) She loves family history, & 3) She’s recently retired and wants me to tag along on her genealogy adventures.

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Cindy & Kathy, 1st Best Friends

My Uncle’s Cousin is Buried in My Best Friend’s Backyard!

By Cindy Foster / January 4, 2022 /

No need to call the authorities. The “deed” occurred over 100 years ago and under perfectly normal (and legal) circumstances. But, the title caught your attention, didn’t it? The story is 100% true, but it is not what I intended to share in my first blog post. My original thought was to discuss how cool…

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