- Read a variety of headstones and see what you can learn. Grave markers can teach us a lot, and they’re interesting! Do some math and see if you can find anyone who lived to be 100 years old. Did anyone in the cemetery serve in the military? Do you have the same name as anyone who is buried in the cemetery? What is the most interesting epitaph you can find (“epitaph” means the words inscribed on the headstone)? Are there any special symbols or markers on your ancestors’ stones? Here you can see a gold plate attached to our ancestor Margarett’s stone. It commemorates the fact that she was one of Utah’s original pioneers:
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