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Family History Hunters: Mount Hebron Cemetery

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Family History Hunters is an informal meeting for genealogists of all levels of experience. Led by genealogy specialist Joan Wood, along with Archives volunteer Janet Daniels, the group meets monthly to discuss tips and strategies for researching family history. Each meeting begins with a short introduction to a particular topic followed by a discussion where members are welcome to talk about their research successes and challenges. Whether you are a veteran researcher, or just beginning your family history, please join us.


This month's focus will be a field trip to Mount Hebron Cemetery.  There, superintendent James Coots will give a presentation/tour of the cemetery with a focus on the history of the cemetery and preservation of the headstones.  Plan on meeting the group in the parking lot of the cemetery at 12:30 pm to begin the tour.


James Coots has been a Frederick County Resident since 1976.  He attended James Wood High School and spent 4 years in the US Army as a Combat Engineer. He is a carpenter by trade and worked in the construction industry for 35+ years, the last 25 were as a Superintendent/Safety Officer.  Mr. Coots took over the Superintendent position at Mount Hebron Cemetery in May of 2020.