"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Aloysius Henry Courtad
b. 21 Sept 1895 Cleveland, Ohio
m. Nellie Lydia Courtade 22 Nov 1916 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
d. 3 May 1960 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
buried Oakwood Catholic Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday

Mary Catherine Valley Lardie
b. 20 Sept 1865 Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
m. John Lardie 30 June 1885
d. 17 Mar 1931Grand Traverse County, Michigan
buried St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan

Recently I started helping a work colleague research his genealogy and I discovered a website that was shared with my by another research that is too good not to share.  Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey, Michigan is a huge cemetery in Emmet County overlooking the water.  I have been there once, it is quite beautiful.  The Greenwood Cemetery Website has its own treasures.  From the main page you can click on genealogical resources and in the search box type the last name that you are looking for.  The cemetery has taken many obituaries from the local newspaper and indexed them on their website.  These are not just obits from people buried in Greenwood Cemetery either.  The obituaries cover people that were living in Emmet County.  In one search I found 34 obituaries for my friend that I am researching for!  Thank you Greenwood Cemetery for supplying us genealogists with such a valuable tool!

Now if only I could find something like that for my family......

Happy Hunting!