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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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