All the Cemetery Symbols Explained and Translated

John Elwell Tombstone in Monroe, Washington, photograph copyright Lorelle VanFossenCemeteries and Cemetery Symbols is a fascinating blog which is “Exploring the meaning of cemetery symbols and other graveyard mysteries. For genealogy sleuths, taphophiles and goth kids.”

For the genealogist fascinated with cemeteries and their symbolism, this blog is a delight! I’ve been through many cemeteries looking for relatives and finding interesting designs on tombstones, and have puzzled over their meaning. Now I have a great resource for helping answer many of my questions about those symbols.

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About Lorelle VanFossen

Lorelle VanFossen hosts Family History Blog covering her ancestors and related family members. She is one of the top bloggers in the world, and host of the Lorelle on WordPress, providing WordPress and blogging tips for bloggers of all levels. A popular keynote speaker and trainer, she is also editor, producer, contributor, and official disruptive thinker for Bitwire Media which includes WordCast, Making My Life Network, Stories of Our Journeys, Life on the Road, WordCast Conversations, and the very popular WordCast Podcast.
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