Welcome to Dawn's Yankee Cemetery Homepage
The grave is but a covered
bridge leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Grave stone transcriptions from cemeteries of the Mid-Atlantic states
New Jersey/Delaware/Pennsylvania/New York
Free information on names and dates of American ancestors
As a diehard genealogist and Delaware Valley resident, I have forever been in awe of the sheer quantity of early American graves and cemeteries in my own backyard. Many of these grave markers have become the only tangible evidence of an individualís existence and these fragile documents are weathering at an alarming rate!
For fear of losing our American ancestorsí heritage, I am setting out in an effort to document (as quickly as I can) the early cemeteries of South Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. I have quit my full time rat race career to devote my energy to saving American history.
This is my gift to my proud fellow descendents who revere the effort our ancestors took to painstakingly preserve the memory of the ones they so dearly cherished
Please note that I am currently doing research in in the Tri-State area of NY, NJ & PA and have not yet visited cemeteries in other states.
(Surname, Cemetery, City or State!)
Please note that my Yankee Cemetery search engine database is updated
automatically once a week. The website itself is updated daily. Please check back
periodically as I am always adding and updating with new information!
Please note that my Yankee Cemetery search engine database is updated automatically once a week. The website itself is updated daily.
Please check back periodically as I am always adding and updating with new information!
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My Gallery of Remarkable Photographs
Where I've been & where I'm going:
Yankee Cemetery Calendar of Upcoming Events
To my sweet &most mystical sister-in-law, Brenda-
Thank you for your precious time spent as my spirit guide to Oyster Bay.
Saratoga Springs Diary July-August 2006
To my dear husband, Robert-
who tirelessly supports my obsession with American history
who fearlessly tackles my poison ivy contaminated clothes & shoes
who never forgets to remind me to charge my camera batteries & emergency cell phone
who lovingly checks my hair for ticks after a long day in unkempt fields
who uncomplainingly escorts me into less than ideal areas
who, at 3am, gently coaxes me to leave my unfinished work for the next day
who faithfully cares for our babies, Lance & Hadley when I am away from our home
& who (most importantly) puts my peace of mind before material possessions
-I dedicate this labor of love-
The Rachmaninov Trio My husband, Robert & Me with The Shrewsbury Quartet
Meet the Music Makers who bring me Joy!