Visits to Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts to the burial locations of my ancestors always leave me wishing I could spend more time there taking photos and obtaining the exact lat/long coordinates of their graves.
When I return home from these visits, I always spend time looking through my notes comparing them to the information in books like Bradford Kingman’s “Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1892”, Benjamin Drew’s “Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts: its monuments and gravestones numbered and briefly described, and the inscriptions and epitaphs thereon carefully copied” and my favorite, the fairly recently published work by the Robinson family, Barbara, Howard and Cynthia titled “Burial Hill in the 199’s, Plymouth, Massachusetts: a six-year mapping project with descriptions, conditions and some photographs.”
The Robinson’s did it right. They spent summer after summer in the cemetery documenting its burials and Tombstones.
I own copies of all of them. Sometimes I just need a quick reference lookup though and am too lazy to pull the books from the shelves in my office, so I launch Google Books and read Kingman’s tome online.
It may be of equal use to you in your own laziness. Thanks Google Books!Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2012-03-13 08:00:00
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