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Unmarked graves

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Unmarked graves

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 4:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm sure most people researching their ancestry have come across unmarked graves. Has anyone tried to add a headstone or marker?

I have inquired at cemeteries about the procedure and the first question is always; "Do you have the deed?". In most of my cases the plots were purchased over 100 years ago and any physical deed is long since lost.

Does anyone know if there is a process for this? I'm not looking to spend a huge amount of money and hiring a Probate Lawyer to go through 4 generations would be excessive.

The laws covering this probably differ from state to state. I live in Massachusetts. Any help would be appreciated



SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Wayback1918 15 Oct 2013 10:57AM GMT 
deeflint01 15 Oct 2013 4:08PM GMT 
falsterden 22 Nov 2013 7:36PM GMT 
terrble2 24 Jan 2014 7:17PM GMT 
MarilynVerna 26 Jan 2014 8:41PM GMT 
Wayback1918 29 Jan 2014 1:15PM GMT 
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