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Welcome!
I realized quickly that I’d have to “think outside the box” to learn about my ancestors. I LOVE to interview people, and listen to stories about "the older days" when life seemed a little slower and simpler. I study USGS maps, plats, read chanceries, look for long forgotten cemeteries and try to help preserve memories people share with me. This blog is ad free, so it's easier to focus on sharing stories. Feel free to sign the guestbook, or join the FaceBook group. Even if we aren't related by DNA, I'd still love to hear about your research efforts and family stories. I am interested in posting (to this blog) stories relevant to the Mecklenburg-Brunswick families.

12 April 2014

Point Lookout Confederate Memorial Park (all southern states included)

I took a lot of pictures, so I thought the best way to share this was in a slide show. There is no sound. It is a standard setting, the picturing moving every 4 seconds. You can pause this. I have high resolution pictures of all of these pictures that can be zoomed in with still excellent resolution. So if you see a relative on a brick and would like a copy of a picture I took, I'd be happy to email you a copy of the picture. My first time posting this, blogger compressed it too much to read anything. So I posted this to you tube, then attached it to this post. At first I was just going to take Mecklenburg and Brunswick Virginia pictures, then I thought I'd take all the pictures, for those not close by. So all states and all names are represented in this slide show.



The first day, it was rainy and hard to see. None of the "In the Pen" pictures turned out, which are the story of a Point Lookout POW, one per state. I tried several times for each state. Some turned out the second day, March 8th. I'm sure the stories are posted somewhere else too. My goal with these pictures was to let others see what the monument looked like, what all was there, and then get all the names on the bricks to share with those looking for info about Confederate ancestors. One thing I thought was neat, is it listed survivors too. It's really a memorial about the people who were there, not just that died there. The monument for those who died, is the cemetery, just through the small band of trees. The trees were still bare, so I could see this monument through the trees, while I was at the cemetery. My next posting will be a slide show of the cemetery and ALL the names there. Run time 3:44 (at 4 seconds per slide)

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