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WikiTree - Collaborative Family Tree Access Genealogy: A Free Genealogy Resource Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research "One of the top Genealogy Research Libraries in the United States." Library Hours Tues & Thurs ...... 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed ...... 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri-Sat ...... 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tel. 832-393-2600 About Clayton Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next ©2012 Houston Public Library - SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Finding Funeral Cards Online for your Genealogy Background | Search With a long tradition both in the United States and Europe dating back to the 1800's, funeral cards (also sometimes called mass, mourning or remembrance cards) are an excellent source of information for genealogists. While not a traditional "vital record", they often provide great clues like death and birth dates, name of the cemetery where the deceased was interred, name of the funeral home, and sometimes even a photo of the ancestor. In her article, Funeral Cards, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens explained that, "funeral cards were to be distributed to family members, friends, and the surrounding community in a timely manner to alert invitees to the date and time of the funeral. At a recent paper show, we stumbled across a bunch of funeral cards in a box labelled "all items ten cents each." Search the Funeral Cards Online collection Contributing Funeral Cards Looking for funeral cards in the United Kingdom? What is Ephemera? Related Articles Coping with a Recent Loss?

Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project Meanings of Surnames Surname meanings refer to the literal meaning of a last name or the origins of that name. Several examples follow on the definitions of last names and surnames. Adams - comes from Hebrew; means red, earthy, or man. Other related names include Adies and Adamson. Babcock - thought to come from an abbreviation of Bartholomew; little or small cock (rooster). Cabel - French or Celtic origins; related to Cabeau. Dabney - named after a small municipality in Normandy; believed to be a derivation of D’Aubinge. Eastwick - old English origins; belonging to the East Place or town of Eastwick. Fullerton - named after a town where cloth is made. Gaskell - Gaelic origins, meaning valorous. Hadley - English origins; related to the town of Suffolk or Essex and also means wood or field. Ingham - named after a town that sits on lower ground such as a pasture. Jackson - English origins; means the son of John or Jack. Langton - means a long and oval shaped town or hill. Palmer - English origins; meaning a pilgrim.

FamilyTree.com | Genealogy, Ancestry, and Family Tree Research Genealogy Blog Finder The Quaker Corner: Our Quaker Heritage Cheska's Beals Family - by Cheska Wheatley Beals Family of Katie Bond The Beals Family by Bill Putnam Descendants of John Beals - by John Beals JTRs Colorful Families A Genealogical Record of The Beals Family from 1660 to the Present Time Written in 1910 by Jacob Beals Jacob, Son of Thomas Beals or his Brother John? Climbing Jacob's Ladder (looking for a Jacob Beals?) Thomas Beals, First Friends Minister in Ohio by Harlow Lindley, other notes by JTR The Family of John & Margaret (Hunt) Beals including John's near death experience!

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