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The danger of FindAGrave: an example from Kent

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Find A Grave website can be a useful tool for family research as it provides photos and inscriptions of gravestones which can fill in the gaps or corroborate research. The downside is anyone can upload information to the site and add any additional biographical information they think relevant which may be totally wrong. Example: The photo below shows what has been entered as the gravestone inscription …

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GRW Bourne: An artist in the family and my accidental voyage of discovery

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GEORGE ROBERT WILLIAM BOURNE 1858-1910 My discovery of an Australian artist in my family of English agricultural labourers, illustrates (no pun intended), where a few, seemingly random, searches can lead. I always get excited when I find relatives who have emigrated: the idea of travelling to distant lands and unknown lifestyles in the days before telephones, email and instant communication fires my imagination. So when I …

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