|Jenn Marcelais: image credit see below|
Jenn Marcelais of Portsmouth, NH, who is the tireless researcher, designer, and author of the website "A Very Grave Matter," passed away at the age of 39 last month. Her contributions to genealogical research are immeasurable.
My own discovery of her website predated my knowledge of FindaGrave.com, another fine cemetery site. Much of my New England cemetery research took place right there on her site, and with much success, and forwarded my own genealogical endeavors.
Visiting the site today, I notice that all the many photographic images posted there are unattainable. However, the town-to-town list of names for each cemetery included (in Maine, NH, and Mass.) are still viewable. Also, the reports of individual cemetery conditions, the short summaries of the local town history included in the right hand side bar of the pages is also still viewable. As an historical resource, the website lives on as a tremendous aid to researchers.
Please honor and appreciate Jenn Marcelais' work by visiting her website today.
(Photo credit for above image: courtesy of Portsmouth, NH Patch.com)