1. The survival of stones seems to be so erratic yet the worst in terms of survival seem to be those black marble ones. The sad fact is that so many of our ancestors’ families couldn’t afford to put up headstones so I guess it’s not surprising we often come up empty-handed ourselves.

    • admin

      In South Australia with the slate headstones Ive seen pieces flake off until there’s almost nothing left. Many of my family couldn’t afford headstones either. For some I’ve made a certificate with their vital statistics and a photo of the cemetery where they’re buried.

  2. Dana Caffrey

    Very interesting story! I enjoyed reading your article with full of history. It’s good to read great piece of information like this.

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