Friday, January 23, 2009

God's Acre: Salem Moravian Graveyard

On Sunday, I wrote about the Moravian Archives in North Carolina, so it's only fitting to follow up with the Salem Moravian Graveyard, This cemetery is searchable by name and includes a photo of the grave. A printable map of the cemetery is also available. For more information on the Salem Congregation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina check out this link

The other thing I like about this site is there is a pdf article on burial customs, It explains a few of the Moravian burial customs including burying everyone in chronological order and that women, men and children are separated. All the stones are also simple to remind the living of "the equality of the dead in God's sight."

1 comment:

Andrea Christman said...

Your "Church Records Sunday" is a great idea! I hope it catches on! When I found the the church record for my husband's immigrant gg grandfather, I found the link to the next generation! The German Lutheran ministers recorded each person's parents and home countries! Great find! I had to go to Manhattan to the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society to sit at a Microfilm reader for several hours looking at 1850-ish records recorded in German, but it was definitely worth the trip!