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Tombstone Tuesdays: Cemetery Historian – David M. Habben

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Tombstone Tuesdays – streaming show!

Tombstone Tuesdays is a fun weekly show about historic cemeteries and those who love exploring them! Each week, I will interview a variety of guests about historic cemeteries, unique graveyards, funeral customs, research techniques, and other fascinating topics.

How to watch Tombstone Tuesdays?

Tui Snider’s Tombstone Tuesdays streams live on YouTube and Facebook. To see which show is coming next, visit my YouTube channel. On YouTube, you can even set a reminder for showtime.

What time is the live show? Every Tuesday: 4pm Central Time (5pm ET, 3pm MT, 2pm PT, 10pm UK)

Replays? You can catch show replays here: Tombstone Tuesdays

Jan 19, 2021 Show Guest: David M. Habben

January 19, 2021 show: On this episode of Tombstone Tuesday, I will interview cemetery historian, David M. Habben.

David has been documenting, photographing, and researching cemeteries and graveyards for nearly 20 years.  His interest began when visiting the graves of blues musicians in Chicago, where he grew up.

His work as a paramedic in Emergency Medical instruction and consulting has taken him all over the world where he has visited hundreds of cemeteries and taken thousands of photographs.

David has previous experience in law enforcement prior to his EMS work, and works part-time for a local funeral home.  He has, and continues, to study the history of cemeteries and the symbols and emblems on grave stones which our ancestors used to relate information to those who could not read. 

His classes, “Carved in Stone” and “Who Lies Beneath?” have been presented through Boise Community Education during each quarter for several years, at numerous genealogy and family history conferences and paranormal and ghost conferences throughout the country. 

David grew up in the Chicago area, lived and worked in Oregon, and now lives in Boise, Idaho.

What are your questions for David M. Habben?

What would you like me to ask David M. Habben? If you are reading this prior to the show date, feel free to leave any questions you may have as a comment below and I’ll do my best to work them into the show!

Cemetery Teatime photo (c) Kenneth Reed

Cemetery Photos of the Week

Featured historic cemetery photos: As part of each Tombstone Tuesday show, I will share photos that my newsletter readers have sent me. (Replying to my newsletter is the absolute best way to reach me, just so you know!)

This week’s photos: On the January 19, 2020 show I will be featuring taken by newsletter reader, Kenneth Reed. Not only do Kenneth and his friends have an annual tea party in a historic cemetery, but he creates wonderful oldtime-looking photos such as the one above!

Want YOUR photos featured on the show?

Want YOUR cemetery photos featured? If you have interesting photos related to the topic of historic cemeteries, I’d love to feature them on Tombstone Tuesdays. Or maybe you have a research tip, or a photo that you think viewers will enjoy.

Here’s how: Sign up for my weekly Sunday newsletter, if you are not already subscribed. Then, hit reply any of the newsletters or even the welcome aboard email.

Guest ideas?

If there are specific guests or topics you would like to see on Tombstone Tuesdays, please tell me in a comment on this blog post. Thanks so much!

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