Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hill Country column in MONROE JOURNAL

Digging for water in the Hill Country is the column for this week's Monroe Journal. Click to read.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Latin names for relatives?

Do you use the proper Latin names for your relatives? If not, help is available at Hill Country HOGS Blog. Click here.

Quilt squares and grave markers

Examples of how quilt and grave marker photographs can help document a community is the subject of the post at Hill Country HOGS Blog. Click to read.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Friendship Quilt located in Hill Country

The Friendship Quilt Project at Itawamba Historical Society continues with the study of a third quilt from the area. Photo and short article at Hill Country HOGS Blog (click to view).

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Some suggestions and hints about doing a photographic inventory of a rural cemetery

So, you wish to inventory a cemetery? Some hints about the process and some examples of grave markers you might encounter --- A Photographic Essay is a feature article at Hill Country. Click here to read.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pickle Cemetery, Monroe County

A four-part series present Pickle Cemetery of eastern Monroe County, Mississippi. This historic cemetery of Hill Country is found in the following articles:

An Introduction: Map, General Photograph, A Video, and Information about the cemetery and the inventory of names
A - K Surnames
L - P Surnames
R - W Surnames

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The grave for R. U. READY

A short essay and a photograph about the grave for R.U. READY has been posted at Hill County HOGS Blog. Click here to read the article and to view the grave.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Grave marker for Lucy Nethery found near Nethery Cemetery

The grave marker for Lucy A. Nethery has been found in the woods about 175 feet from Nethery Cemetery. Click here to read the article.

Monday, April 12, 2010

McKinney Cemetery at Splunge

The article McKinney Cemetery and Revolutionary War Veteran John Kitchens is posted. Click here to read.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi

An inventory of the names on the grave markers at Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church) is presented in the post at Itawamba County Mississippi Book of the Dead (click to read).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Grave shelters

Four grave shelters from Monroe County Mississippi are shown in one photograph posted at the article Grave Shelters at Hill Country HOGS Blog. Click link to view.

Hill Country Photographs

Seen in Hill Country, April 7, 2010 (click to view), is the title of a short photo-essay posted at Hill Country HOGS Blog.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Keys Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi

An inventory of more than 1,770 names with links to the images of the grave markers found in Keys Cemetery has been posted in a fourteen-part series of articles at Itawamba County Mississippi Book of the Dead (click to access the articles).

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Irvin Cemetery inventory and photograph posted

An inventory based upon photographs of all the grave markers at Irvin Cemetery, Monroe County, Mississippi, has been posted. Click here to access.

NETHERY CEMETERY, Monroe County, Mississippi

Inventory of names from grave markers and links to photographs of grave markers at Nethery Cemetery is now posted online. Click here to access.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


The Hill Country column in Monroe Journal on March 31, 2010 was Parham Gin of Eastern Monroe County (click to read).

Hilliard Cemetery, Monroe County, Mississippi

Hilliard Cemetery lies off Ritter Road in Monroe County near Amory, Mississippi. The small cemetery received its last marked burial seventy-two years ago. Not indexed by Evans et al in the 1930s inventory of burials in the county, the cemetery is accessible only by foot and lies in a thick stand of trees. A transcription of the names from the grave markers and links to the photographs of the markers found in the cemetery on March 31, 2010 has been posted at Hilliard Cemetery (click to read).