You have searched and searched for the burial-place of your ancestor, and you have finally found it! However, something does not seem right to you. Your ancestor died in the 1880’s, and the gravestone is modern. What happened?

It is quite possible that the original gravestone has been replaced with a modern one – maybe the old one was broken so it was replaced. But, who replaced it? From where did the information come for the new stone?

These questions are very good ones to ask yourself. Make sure you answer them before you accept the information on the stone as accurate.

Maggie

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