Saturday, September 7, 2019

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Create Your Own Tombstone

Is it morbid to create your own tombstone?  Randy Seaver of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun apparently doesn't think so!

Here is your assignment, if you choose to play along (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music, please!):

(1) Create your own tombstone at  And/or create one for a relative who doesn't have one, or one for an event or significant issue.

(2) Share your creation with the genea-sphere in your own blog post, or on Facebook or Instagram.  Be sure to drop a link in a comment to this post.

Here's mine:

I couldn't figure out how long I want to live, so I left it up in the air.

I also created a tombstone for Moses Mulliner, one of my Revolutionary War ancestors.  His brother was a Loyalist who was hung for treason, yet he has a tombstone that is regularly replaced.  Moses has no surviving tombstone, even though he was a Patriot.  So I figure Moses deserves one.


  1. I like your tombstone and you thought along the same lines I did in terms of a Rev. War ancestor. However, I went with one of my Loyalists.

    1. Well, since my Loyalist relative has a tombstone, I figured he didn't need a second.

      Where's your blog post? I looked and didn't find it on Empty Branches on the Family Tree.

  2. I like your tombstone. I didn't do one. So afraid someone would think it real and use it!

    1. Oh, my goodness, I hadn't even thought of that! Now we'll have to check to see if any of these tombstones show up on Find a Grave!


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