Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

A Beginner's Guide to Cemetery Sleuthing, with Erin E. Moulton

Registration Required (see below) / Adults Ages 18 & Up

Please use the form on this page to register, once per person who will attend the program. We have limited capacity we can accommodate: the form will disappear when registration is full. All are welcome, you do not need a Nesmith Library card to attend!

Cemeteries hold invaluable clues to genealogical research. Etched in stone are names, symbols, and abbreviations that not only tell us more about our ancestors, but also about their place in time. Register to attend, and then join us for a presentation by Erin E. Moulton, A Beginner's Guide to Cemetery Sleuthing, at Nesmith Library on Thursday, April 20 at 6 PM. Local genealogist and librarian Erin will cover strategies to help locate your ancestor’s burial place, discuss how to make the most out of a visit, and teach us how to decipher a variety of symbols. The presentation also ncludes a list of Erin’s favorite cemetery resources. Most of the presentation covers New England cemeteries, though many symbols can be seen nationwide. We are pleased to co-host this program with the Windham Historical Society.

Erin E. Moulton writes books and tracks dead people. As a genealogist, slipping into old records and exploring past lives is something she has done for herself and for others for over 14 years. Erin is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, The New Hampshire Historical Society, The New Hampshire Society of Genealogists  and more. She serves on the landmark committee for the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and is a part-time reference librarian at the Derry Public Library. She has written several books, mostly for children. You can find her online at

Questions? Please call Nesmith Library (603-432-7154) or email Adult Programming Librarian Maria

We are pleased to co-host this program with the Windham Historical Society.

Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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