A Grave Interest
A trip to the cemetery can hold a wealth of information about our ancestors. Learn how to prepare and what to look for when you arrive.
Odd looking, yet beautiful, these markers are called White Bronze. Learn their history, why they were so popular, why they are no longer made, and what secrets they may still maintain.
The naturalistic Folk Art monuments we see scattered throughout cemeteries today offer us clues about bygone days through iconology and acronyms.
Numerous symbols and images can be found on grave markers. Discover what they mean and what they can tell us about our ancestor's lives and times.
Tree stones are often appreciated but seldom truly understood. We'll delve into their history and look at the groups, which embraced them while discovering how to understand the stories they have to tell.
Explore these unappreciated works of art as we take a look at Tiffany windows, intricate sculptures and stunning architectural designs - all awaiting discovery in the cemetery.
Psychopomps have one mission, to escort the deceased into the next chapter of the unknown. Discover how we have relied upon them, and portrayed them, over the ages, in the cemetery.
I speak on cemetery topics around the country for libraries, genealogical organizations, historical societies, and educational groups. A listing of some of my presentation titles can be found below.
To reserve a date, or for more information, contact me at Joy@JoyNeighbors.com
Over 300 people die every hour in the U.S. Have you ever wondered what happens to your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts after you die? Learn how to have the final say concerning your digital assets.
There are hundreds of secret society images and acronyms in the cemetery. Find out about these covert group, their secrets, and their signs.