Genealogists tend to love cemeteries.
I know I do ~ both as an information source and for their beauty, whether it's green space in the city or a little family plot on the side of the road.
So, over the fold ~ some cemeteries I've known and loved ;-)
In addition to town and church cemeteries, New England has numerous little family plots. My mother's father's family plot is in Danvers MA, just off Rte. 1, at #11 on the linked map ~ it shares an access road with the state police barracks, although it predates the barracks by a couple centuries.
Several members of the Putnam family who were involved in the Salem witch trials (which mostly involved people in Danvers, then known as Salem Village, while what is now Salem was known as Salem Town) are buried in unmarked graves in this burying ground.
Joseph Putnam, a Revolutionary War veteran and another ancestor:
A wider view of the cemetery ~ some of the earlier graves (such as of the Putnams involved in the witch trials who are buried here) don't have extant markers.
Other ancestors are buried in the town cemetery in Marblehead MA ~ a cemetery with a nice view over the harbor:
Sometimes, a visit to a cemetery doesn't produce any results. I'd hoped a wander around the burying ground at Cavers, in the Scottish Borders, would unearth details about ancestors who were likely from the parish, but it didn't. However, the location was gorgeous, so I enjoyed the side trip ;-)
The one gravestone of an ancestor I have found in Scotland is William Little's, in the Traquair parish church graveyard.
Sometimes, there's a memorial stone ~ the great uncle listed on this plaque died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and is actually buried in France:
In northeastern PA, a several greats grandmother is buried with her second and third husbands (I'm descended from her first husband)....
Mary Cady Weston Tracey Miles, buried in the Old Cemetery, Brooklyn, PA:
And ~ finally ~ a cemetery that I have no known family connection to.... but its name amuses me every time I drive by it ;-) Located in Arrowsic ME on Rte 127, the road to Reid State Park and Five Islands Lobster Company, it's named for a local family......
Has a walk in a burying ground ever broken down a brick wall for you? What pretty or unusual cemeteries have you found in the course of your genealogical wanderings?