Category: Cemetery

The House That Cyrus Built

The genealogy of a house. Built by Civil War veteran, Cyrus Pyle, in the early 1870s, this is the story of a Waynesburg house and how it matters to family and local history.

The Long and Sad Goodbye: World War I Families Wait to Bury Their Fallen Soldiers

On Memorial Day 1920, most WWI families were still waiting to bring their sons home for burial. Highlighting the circumstances of Greene County, Pennsylvania’s fallen soldiers, this is a brief explanation of the reasons for the long delay between temporary battlefield graves and final resting places.

Flu 1918: Greene County, Pennsylvania

The flu epidemic of 1918 impacted Greene County, Pennsylvania families in ways that are hauntingly familiar today as the world fights a similar battle in 2020.

She Watches from the Grave

Behind every good ghost story is the real story. Local and family history reveal the truths hidden in a haunting tale. Whether or not the separation of fact from folklore make the Martin family mausoleum less spooky, however, is up to each visitor to decide.

Treasure Hunting in the Census

Henry Clay Snyder and his wife, Hannah (McVay) Snyder, appear in the 1880 Census of Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Their preserved entry reveals some of the few known details surrounding the lives and deaths of Hannah and her child just days after his visit.

What’s in a Name?

When we add ancestors to our tree the first blank we fill is their NAME. But do we make the most of this essential fact? Do we extract from it every clue and revelation about our family’s history? This is the tale of two Lucys and what the name reveals about one family’s story.

A Rolling Stone

A discarded tombstone was rescued by a passerby, journeyed many states away, then reunited through volunteer efforts with its Greene County, Pennsylvania family.

In Search of Grandma Elizabeth

This is the lesson of a missed clue that unraveled the story of a female ancestor. Follow along in the search for Grandma Elizabeth Mary (Garber) Staggers of Greene County, Pennsylvania.