Friday, 20 November 2015

When There are no Headstones

In many of our genealogy travels we have been lucky to find many of our ancestors grave sites, but what do you do when there are no headstones. We came across this with Michael and Jane Hourigan.
Back in the early 1900's money was very tight and the family may not have been able to afford to put a headstone up so that just left us with knowing and hoping that the death certificates and their obituaries were correct.

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West Kempsey Cemetery where
Jane Eliza Hourigan is buried

Toms Gulley Cemetery
where Michael Hourigan is buried

Looking for headstones is really one of the thrills of being a genealogy addict but sometimes we have to just be content to believe what the records indicate.