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Book Review: Stories in Stone: A Guide to Cemetery Symbolism


Review by James Pylant

Family historians know the familiar symbols they find on an ancestor's grave marker—such as crosses for Christianity, six-pointed stars for Judaism, and the square and the compass for Masons—but what about other carvings or acronyms? Douglas Keister answers those questions in a beautiful book he has written and photographed entitled Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography.  Click link to read more: Stories in Stone.

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