Tuesday, June 6, 2017

All The Latest

 For those of you who have been following either my personal Facebook page, my Albany Rural Cemetery - Beyond The Graves Facebook page, or my recent GoFundMe campaign, you know that, James, my boyfriend of nine years (and the best cemetery exploring partner) had been fighting cancer since last fall and passed away suddenly on April 2.

Despite this, I've been keeping up with my Cemetery research, both on Facebook and on my personal web site.  Here's a quick rundown of some recent highlights:

Rediscovering Sibbie - The Last Documented Slave At The Schuyler Flatts

From the Single Grave Books - Civil War Bounty Jumpers

The English Graveyard

Carlyle Harris and The Epitaph That Never Was

The Lost Ravine Bridge

Celtic Crosses

The Burying Places - Albany's old Dutch graveyards

And, most recently, the grim tale behind the Van Rensselaer tomb.

Also, the latest issue of the Friends of The Albany Rural Cemetery newsletter is out this week.  If you'd like to read it, pick up a copy at the Cemetery's main Office (Route 32 entrance) or join (you can print a form here)

Last, but definitely not least, consider following The Friends of Albany History on Facebook.  You won't regret it!