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    Monday
    May162011

    Collecting Clues via Cross-Country Collaboration

    Tombstone hunters are relentless folk when pursuing an elusive ancestor. It's been over two years since Midge Frazel  and I worked on a puzzle to locate the cemetery of my Rhode Island ancestors. In March 2009, using the resources of Google Maps, Midge found the cemetery and we zoomed in to look at the possible burial site.

    We've emailed and speculated quite a bit about the Mathewsons since that time, but after meeting fact-to-face at NERGC last month, Midge and I were determined to resurrect the project. Now, with the help of Midge's contacts at the Johnston Historical Society we are making progress once again towards finally finding these forefathers. 

    The suspense is torture! At her blog, Granite in My Blood, Midge has started to post photos taken by the Johnston Historical Society. This first photo shows the overgrown cemetery entrance of the Mathewson Lot Johnston RI, known as Johnston Historical Cemetery #2. I can hardly wait to see photos of the headstones for Noah Mathewson and his wife. Will it include legible dates? Will they be the right ones?