Author / Travel Writer / Historian
One of Kathleen's favorite things to do since she was a child has been to explore old cemeteries and find the stories behind the stones.
Kathleen is currently writing her fifth book about Galveston. Her favorite thing about writing about history and folklore is uncovering the little known and surprising stories from the past that prove that history can be stranger than any reality show.
A member of the Association for Gravestone Studies, she is a cemetery historian, cemetery restorationist, Certified Tourism Ambassador, genealogist and just completed a two-year project for ancestry.com involving photographing approximately 250,000 vital records. Kathleen is also an admiral in the Texas Navy, a member of the Sam Houston Chapter of the NSDAR, and the Bay Area Genealogy Society.
She has been documenting and recording cemeteries for fifty years, and is trained in restoration and repair of historic grave markers.
Kathleen also provides historical and ghost tours along the Strand, in the cemetery district and in neighborhoods on the island.
Her tiktok account @authorkathleenmaca focuses on historic cemeteries and the things we find there.
In this episode Jennie and Dianne are joined by the delightful Kathleen Maca who shares the stories of the Broadway District cemeteries on the island of Galveston off the gulf coast of Texas. Kathleen is a member of the Association …