Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lessons in Headstone Inscriptions

Many genealogists have experienced the let down of finally tracking down the burial location of an ancestor only to find no headstone or a headstone with just a name. On a recent "dead people tour" (as my children refer to my genealogy treks) with Ed's brother Russ and wife Barbara Reynolds Kelly, we found a genealogist dream headstone at Holy Cross Cemetery in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
right side
left side
We love that there for eternity is Katherine Murphy's ancestral home in Ireland. Of course, it would have been nice if they had included her maiden name but this was enough to trace it to Delahunty.


  1. What a wonderful discovery! You certainly struck the genealogy mother lode with this memorial. Congratulations!

  2. Thank you Cecily! We Reynolds appreciate you helping to trace our roots!!!