Monday, April 17, 2006



Over the weekend about 100 tombstones were vandalized in the only cemetery of Rimouski, QC. Most dated from the 1800's and earlier and were made of granite slates; therefore, the damage is extensive and estimated to be about 100,000$.
Let this be a reminder to us, who are researching our ancestors. When visiting a cemetery, let's bring a camera along so that we may photograph family tombstones. It is up to us to preserve our history so that our descendants may learn about the stock from whence they hail. The memory of our ancestors and the education of the young are in our hands. It is up to us to preserve such artifacts, which have been left behind and which remind us of their toil. Let us give thanks to our ancestors for who and what we are.