"Looking for Clues in the Cemetery" by Joy Neighbors

  • 09 Mar 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Vigo County Public Library, Lower Level, Terre Haute, IN
"Searching for Clues in the Cemetery"
Joy Neighbors

Monday, March 9, 2015

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

   VCPL Rooms A, B & C

   Doors open at 6:00 p.m.


A trip to the cemetery can hold a wealth of information about your ancestors if you know how to prepare and where to look.

During this program, we will focus on the various types of cemetery records, and the different kinds of information that can be found throughout the graveyard. You will learn what to search for, where to look, and whom to contact. You’ll determine the difference between plot records, plat maps and interment records along with discovering clues about your ancestors hidden in burial orders, on gravestones, and throughout the cemetery.

Program Outline: 

• Learn how to plan a successful cemetery trip 

• Discover the different types of graveyards 

• Learn where to search for cemetery clues 

• Understand how the pieces fit together and what they reveal

• Numerous examples will be shown and explained

As an avowed “Tombstone Tourist,” Joy Neighbors has an avid interest in cemeteries, history, photography and travel. She has researched and written her weekly cemetery culture blog, A Grave Interest http://agraveinterest.blogspot.com for over five years, and commits to a few speaking engagements each year about cemeteries and genealogy.


Besides cemeteries, Joy also has a passion for wine. She has worked in the wine industry as a winery owner and marketing director for over 16 years. She writes a weekly wine blog called Joy’s JOY of Wine http://joysjoyofwine.blogspot.com and is a regular wine columnist for several magazines. Her wine and travel articles also appear in regional and national magazines.


In her spare time, when she’s not traversing cemeteries or exploring wine, Joy acts and is a trained Improv comedian.


Follow her on social media: A Grave Interest on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Grave-Interest

Twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/aGraveInterest

Joy’s JOY of Wine on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joys-JOY-of-Wine

Twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/vnogrl


And on Google+ @ https://plus.google.com/+JoyNeighbors







"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: Debby Warren      Email: dlrw1951@gmail.com

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