Complicating matters, many of the stones on Old Burial Hill have become illegible; some are lost, and others, nothing more than wooden crosses to start with, have disappeared entirely.
Carlson is urging anyone interested in helping to come forward. Revealing these names will indeed be a boon to those seeking the genealogy of their families. "Our long-term goal," he says, "is to establish a genealogy section of the museum, where members can come to access online research data."
You can read more an article by Alan Burke in the Salem News web site at http://www.salemnews.com/local/x829293748/Finding-Marbleheads-rebels