Healing Stuart

Discovering & Restoring Stuart Cemetery, Four Mile Township, Polk County, IA

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Help! I Can’t See Previous Comments

I know I have at least one comment asking me if I plan any more posts.  The answer is yes. I apologize for the long hiatus. I was dealing with family matters, i.e., taking care of my mother. Then last year Mom and I broke down housekeeping (i.e., sorting through stuff with other family members) and moved out …

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A Trip to The IGS

I continued to walk Stuart over the next few days, but felt increasingly hampered in identifying many of the headstones I documented. I decided it was time to find additional help. I gifted myself with an annual membership to the Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS) then headed over to see if they had any records for …

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Myth Busting Stuart

   There are several misconceptions about Stuart Cemetery I would like to clear up. By  far the most frequent misconception is that Stuart Cemetery is in Stuart, Iowa. Nothing could be further from the truth. The city of Stuart, Iowa actually straddles the line between Guthrie County, and Adair County. To the best of my knowledge, …

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Mentors and Exhorters

I’m going to pause my journal entries to shine my first spotlight on two women who have encouraged me in this blog. The first is Nancy Hendrickson creator of AncestorNews.com. I found through her book, Cemetery Research on The Internet: A Genealogical Guide. I downloaded the Kindle edition. It is a small book chock-full of …

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Stumbling Upon Stuart

I discovered Stuart Cemetery through my relationship to the Find-A-Grave web site. I have been a photo volunteer for Find-A-Grave for over a year, receiving emails with photo requests, going to cemeteries, taking pictures and posting them to the site. I received several requests for a Stuart cemetery in Polk County, Iowa, where I reside. …

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