• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

Event Details

  • 10/26/2013

    Ranger leading grave stone rubbing activity.
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: William Floyd Estate | Map Time: 10:00 AM Fee Information: Free; reservations required. Contact Name: William Floyd Estate Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 631-399-2030

It's a unique introduction to genealogical research, conducted in the family cemetery at the William Floyd Estate. Discover a variety of ways to learn about grave markers from the materials they were made of, to foot stones, to kinship, to burial characteristics. Learn about the origins of the "Deaths Head" and take home a grave stone rubbing. 

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