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A Carnival of Crimes

For a month in early 1893, a series of crimes occurred in Atlanta that shocked citizens and confounded authorities. Dubbed a “carnival of crimes,” this crime wave included suicides, a double murder, and an embezzlement scandal. Although these tragic events…

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Victorian Death and Mourning Customs

Enjoy this discussion of  Victorian death and mourning customs by Oakland Cemetery volunteer Beth Dolgner. Photo courtesy of the Mütter Museum. From the collection of John Whitenight and Frederick LaValley. Photo by Alan Kolc.

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Researching the Residents of Oakland Cemetery

In this post, Oakland Genealogist Linda Ferree walks us through the process of researching the history of an otherwise unknown resident of Oakland Cemetery. A typical gravestone has a name with birth and death dates, separated by a dash. It…

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