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    Default Records kept by Stone Masons

    I have been researching my family history for some years now and it is only recently I wondered if stone masons who carved the inscription on a headstone kept records of their work. If an inscription has weathered and was not noted elsewhere it is possible a record may exist in the records of the original stone mason if they have survived.

    Has anybody ever investigated this line of inquiry?

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    I would imagine that the number of extant stone mason's records can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

    What is worth searching out is published MIs - some of these lists are surprisingly old and were collected when the stones were much more legible than they are today. For one of the parishes in my own tree, I came across some MIs which were collected about a century ago and contain much more useful data than could be found today.

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    Default Records kept by Stone Masons

    Thanks for the info. I have also used MI's quite extensively. I admit my suggestion was a bit of a shot in the dark but you never know!

    Peter Huntly

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    Pardon my ignorance but what is an "MI"?

    (blushes in shame)

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    Monumental (or Memorial) Inscriptions

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