30 August 2022
The International Headstone Collection at TheGenealogist has been boosted with 100,000 new records, bringing the total collection to nearly 400,000 records
Included are some interesting memorials that allow researchers to see details about ancestors who have been immortalised on gravestones. These inscriptions can provide the family historian with useful information about the deceased and often family members too.
The headstone records released cover various burial places and include, at Mells St Andrew, Somerset - Siegfried Sasson, Ronald Arbuthnot Knox, a translator of the Bible, and some members of the Bonham Carter family and the Asquith family.
In St Peter’s Churchyard, Bournemouth, is the grave of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. She was the widow of the Romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was cremated in Italy – though some of his remains are reputedly also interred in this grave, having been buried along with their son Sir Percy Florence Shelley.
The collection is available for Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist to explore.