Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio by Vicki Blum Vigil

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Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio by Vicki Blum Vigil
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Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio

Stones, Symbols & Stories

by Vicki Blum Vigil

  • Softcover, 350 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-59851-025-6
Combines practical information, like how to get there, with history, including profiles of some of the sites' famous ‘residents'. — About.com

A guide to more than 150 cemeteries and memorials in 15 counties throughout Northeast Ohio. Takes history buffs on a journey through time to discover fascinating stories of Cleveland's most notable permanent residents, including celebrities, villains, patriarchs, and just plain folks. Gives details about where and when to visit, historical facts, oldest graves, religious and ethnic affiliation, and profiles of significant individuals buried or commemorated there.

Illustrations: 215 black-and-white photographs

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Vigil has been able to parlay her knowledge of genealogy into a book that has something for everyone . . . Engaging local history, information on burial customs, and the stories of ordinary people and their triumphs and tragedies. Vigil's affection for cemeteries is contagious . . . Great book for back roads travelers on the lookout for interesting sights you can't catch along the Interstates. — Ohioana Quarterly
Surprisingly fascinating, covering 120 cemeteries in 15 counties, including the graves of celebrities and villains. — Record Courier
Combines practical information, like how to get there, with history, including profiles of some of the sites' famous “residents” . . . That Ms. Vigil has a passion for cemeteries is obvious. Her well-crafted prose and hours of research make the locations come alive . . . A must for any fan of Northeast Ohio history. — About.Com
[A] surprisingly charming guide . . . In addition to famous gravesites, Vigil has compiled a fascinating array of facts, from the oldest graves to burial customs and more. — The Plain Dealer
A valuable reference for those interested in local history or local genealogy, and includes addresses, phone numbers and where one can find the cemetery records. — Maple Heights Press
Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories, by Vicki Blum Vigil
About Vicki Blum Vigil
Vicki Blum Vigil

Vicki Blum Vigil is a historical researcher with an interest in genealogy who enjoys discovering how the past affects the present. Through her books, seminars, and tours, she also enjoys showing others how to make discoveries of their own. A retired home and school counselor for the Euclid City Schools, she lives in Highland Heights, Ohio. More About Vicki Blum Vigil

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