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Digital Subscriptions > Family Tree > Family Tree April 2018 > Headstone hunter

Headstone hunter

Find that Memorial Inscription is a website set up by a family historian for fellow researchers to share unique details of the inscriptions on ancestors’ headstones and memorial plaques, many of which disappear over time. Simon Willsfinds out more


Recording & sharing inscriptions

A fascinating headstone at Northampton
Inscriptions erode and may be lost forever

Colin Ashworth has found himself puzzling over why so much valuable information from our ancestors’ memorial inscriptions isn’t always available online. He has found very helpful inscriptions during his own research, often by visiting a church or cemetery, and is fully aware that they may be a unique source of family history data. Colin is trying to encourage everyone to share any details they have recorded from memorials and has already established a website for the purpose at asked him about his plans and how the family history community can help.

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