Mapping the ancestors
I've written before about the Old Burial Ground which I pass through daily on my way back and forth from work.
Well, the city recently completed an installation that quite surprised me - a map of the Burial Ground, numbering each and every grave in the yard.
Next to the map are two more signboards listing - amazingly - every occupant of those numbered graves and their year of interment. I had no idea so many people were buried in this place, nor that all the records of their burials had been so meticulously kept. Now any geneaology buff can find an ancestor buried in this place with ease.
The display is the focal point of a new rest area with benches and flowers just outside the north gates of the burial ground. Fredericton has its challenges, but public green spaces is something it does very well, and kudos to them for combining a new one with a really interesting historical display.