Grave dowsing: Sept. Topic at Boaz Chapter

Grave dowsing.

Picture courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter newspaper.

Posted in the The Sand Mountain Reporter newspaper: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:16 pm By Lionel Green.

Gregg used the rods to effectively identify the gender, positioning and even the height of bodies buried in the cemetery as he showed how grave dowsing is a useful tool in the study of family lineages, also called genealogy.”

Read the rest of the article by Lionel Green on The Sand Mountain Reporter site. You can contact Mr. Green at Like most newspapers, at some point older articles require a subscription to view. This is one of them.

Also posted on The Sand Mounter Reporter site is a portion of the meeting which you can view via YouTube.

Update 9/16: NEAGS & Wayne have just made the ‘big’ time — a Dick Eastman article, Grave Dowsing for Genealogists.

Boaz Public Library’s Genealogy Section

The Boaz Public Library (which hosts the Boaz Chapter of NEAGS meetings) has the following posted on its web site regarding genealogy:

Did you know that the Boaz Alabama Public Library has the following data for those researching genealogy?

  • Various Censuses on Microfilm
  • Genealogy on Microfilm
  • Alabama Marriages – Early to 1825
  • American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin County (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)
  • The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln
  • Biographical History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1872
  • Colonial Granville County, North Carolina and Its People
  • Dodson (Dotson) Genealogy
  • Georgia Marriages – Early to 1800
  • An Historical Account of Scotch in America Prior to 1783
  • Kentucky Marriages-Early to 1800
  • North Carolina Marriages – Early to 1800
  • North Carolina Marriages -1801-1825
  • Rowan County, North Carolina Records, Early Settlers
  • Salisbury, North Carolina Inscriptions on Stones 1755-1966
  • Tennessee Marriages – Early to 1800 Virginia Marriages-Early to 1800
  • Newspapers on Microfilm – A range of years from 1893-1983
  • Albertville Herald
  • Boaz Enterprise
  • Boaz Leader
  • Boaz Leader and Sand Mountain
  • Boaz News Leader
  • Leader Dispatch
  • Marshall Banner
  • The Reporter
  • Sand Mountain Banner and Albertville Banner
  • Sand Mountain Signal
  • Sand Mountain

More details on the above can be found on the Boaz Public Library site.