A cemetery can feel like such a special place, like our connection to the past, a visible link to our ancestors... and what a great tool in tracing our roots. I feel a sense of peace when I realize that some of my ancestors must have walked on that same ground, visiting the graves of loved ones who had passed on. There is something special about walking where they once walked, and taking the time to think of our ancestors and loved ones and to learn of them from these beautiful stones left behind...
1. Coalville City Cemetery
Location: 170 East Chalk Creek Road in Coalville, Utah
Coalville Cemetery Plot Map (From the Coalville City website)
Coalville Burial Index by plot number (It is not complete yet, but I will update it soon...)
Coalville Burial Index by surname (coming...)
Surname study for the Coalville Cemetery (coming...). I have a theory that we are related to almost everyone buried in the Coalville Cemetery. I keep finding more and more examples of this, so I decided to do up a report explaining how each family ties into our Wilde family line, and post it here just for fun.
Headstone Photos (more coming...)
We visited the Coalville Cemetery in July 2009 to photograph all of the headstones there. I have been posting these photos on a wonderful website called FindAGrave. Please feel free to search thru this database to find those that I've posted so far, as well as numerous photos posted by other people. My screen name for that site is "Mary and Campbell", so any photos with that name under them are ones that we have posted. Many people have also been posting photos of ancestors on that site and you might be amazed at what you might find if you do decide to check it out. It is a totally free site and a wonderful resource in your family history research.
If you would like a copy of our entire Coalville headstone photo file from our computer, you can send me a 4 GB flash drive and I would be happy to copy the file for you and send it back at no charge. On FindAGrave the photo sizes are supposed to be kept small, so if you would like any photos you find there of mine in their full size, I would also be happy to email you any specific ones that you would like.
2. Carey Cemetery
My sister took numerous headstone photos in both the Carey Cemetery and the Carey Pioneer Cemetery in Carey, Idaho and eventually I would like to post these photos and also a complete burial index for both cemeteries. Please bear with me, as I am not ready to complete this task at this time.