Friday, November 28, 2014

Finding The Graves of the Institutionalized

Kerry at Clue Wagon shared a New York Times article, "Restoring Lost Names, Recapturing Lost Dignity", on her Facebook page.  I have come across my share of relations throughout the 19th- and 20th-century censuses who were in institutions due to incarceration, insanity, or "feeble-mindedness".  Sometimes that census is the last record I find of them, and I often find no grave. This is a reminder of how many of them rest in graves anonymously, which is distressing to me.

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