Showing posts with label Cemetery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cemetery. Show all posts

Friday, May 03, 2013

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

Have you ever wondered where the most beautiful cemeteries are located. Well, thanks to CNN for the research and report that was given on February 20, 2013, we now have a  Top 10 list of the  Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World:

#1: St. Louis Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana

#2: La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires
Photo Credit: Trey Ratcliff/Stuck in Customs /Flickr

#3: Highgate Cemetery, London

#4: Central Cemetery, Vienna

#5: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

#6: Punta Arenas Cemetery, Chile
Photo Credit: RUDOLF ABRAHAM photography

#7: Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
Photo Credit: Michael Clarke Stuff

 #8: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York
Photo Credit: Alan Petrulis

#9: Waverley Cemetery, Sydney
Photo Credit: James Horan

#10. Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, Paris

Monday, April 29, 2013

What is a Sexton?

SEXTON:   An employee or officer of a church who is responsible for keeping records of those buried in the cemetery, the care and upkeep of church property and sometimes for ringing bells and digging graves.

The word "Sexton" is said to be derived from the Anglo-Norman word "segerstein", which originated from the Latin word "sacristanus", which basically refers to "someone who looks after the sacred objects".
Photo Credit: Lost at Sea Photography -  Paramythia Civil Cemetery, Greece

More about sexton records, click here >>

Monday, April 15, 2013

Top 5 Misspelled Genealogy Words

  1. It's Genealogy. NOT Geneology
  2. It's Cemetery. NOT Cemetary
  3. It's Ancestor. NOT Ancester
  4. It's Lineage. NOT Linage
  5. It's Descendant. NOT Descendent.