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From: "charles brack" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Back Yard Burials?
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 13:49:41 -0400
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Someone posted a url for Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge--a week or so ago.
It stated that they were trying to keep as much of the natural beauty as
possible at the cemetery.--My interpretation and my words.
My grandmother's family is buried in the family plot there. Mt. Auburn drew
a little map showing the location of the 15 or 18 people who are buried
When I went to Mt. Auburn I was told how to get to the burial site. I
couldn't find the location. I had to go back to the office as I couldn't
find any markers. Bottom line, there weren't any markers.
My gg-grandmother purchased the plot in 1871 for my gg-grandfather and
evidently decided not to place a marker. I don't know if it was her
religious belief or some other reason.
I'm sure some of my other ancestors in Mass. and Maine were buried like