Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Summer Vacations!

Yes, like a lot of genealogy buffs, we spend much of our summer vacation time trolling through hot, dry, cemeteries.  But it does pay off.  This is the gravestone of my 2nd great grandfather, Henry F. Savage.  He was born April 4, 1810 in Norton Folgate, Middlesex, England and died September 15, 1884 in Payson, Utah.  Henry was married to Sarah Power October 23, 1840 in Hackney, Middlesex.  One tip - to keep children interested and occupied, try paying them for each gravestone with your surname on it.  My sister made the mistake of paying $5 per grave in one cemetery and the kids found 11!  While it was a bank breaker, it seemed fair after making them drive (sometimes hours at a time) to visit cemeteries on their holiday.

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