CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 1, 2009

Mystery in St. Francis Cemetery in Minersville (PA)

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

MYSTERY IN ST. FRANCIS CEMETERY IN MINERSVILLE (PA)

      Genealogy research involves exploring sites that some persons might consider macabre—or peaceful and rewarding. One of the rewards: cemetery stories.

     In 1996, I stopped in Minersville, Pennsylvania, while traveling home from New England. I was seeking information on my grandfather’s family, the Borinsky clan—and the clues were in the Catholic cemetery where they would likely to be buried.

     I finally located the Catholic cemetery. To my dismay, I learned that their cemeteries in Minersville are individualized by culture. I didn’t need to locate just the Catholic cemetery, but the (more…)

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