Fridays can be a great day to do research if one doesn't have to cook supper! [last lobster roll of the season!]
In the morning, I set up a new system for recording the photographs of gravestones I have taken previously. The contact sheet printout from Adobe Photoshop Elements will be a big help. I photocopied the sheets for the Benjamin Burrows Cemetery that I have been blogging about and put those pages in a journal book. The originals are in a folder which I will bind together eventually.
I printed the last two lessons from the "Write Your Family History Step-by-Step", stapled them and added them to the folder for reading and digesting after supper.
The Flickr group, "Graveyard The Weekly Theme Group" is having a gravestone game where a person asks to see a gravestone with a particular type of artwork on it. I enjoy participating in these as it widens my knowledge of gravestone symbolism past New England.
I posted all of the gravestone photos I took at the Lower Mystic Cemetery in Groton Connecticut last summer so that I can begin researching them, adding them to my tree at Ancestry if they fit in to my ancestors, and preparing to blog about them. It's a fun cemetery to visit and I want to go back next year. It is filled with sea captains.
I researched four more gravestones in the Benjamin Burrows Cemetery and added them to my tree at Ancestry. I discovered and edited some census transcriptions errors for two brothers. While working on this I discovered a database of Military Burials and found the brothers listed. I have not worked with this database before so I put it on my list to work with next week. I found listed with these young brothers, a Hiriam Appleman which I will need to discuss with another researcher.
I need to decide whether I am going to add this cemetery to Names in Stone or to Find a Grave as I photographed the entire cemetery.