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The Online Genealogist: Extra detail in Cemetery transcriptions.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Recently examining some Vermont Cemetery transcriptions I found extra details.  These records extend back to his ancestors in the 1600's.  Obviously this is not on the gravestone or is it?

Answer:  In some cases genealogists added extra details.  In this case these inscriptions include the know ancestors of each burial in the cemetery.  As useful as this can be, it can also cause a little confusion. 


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