After finding a tombstone belonging to my ancestor's family that had been rubbed with chalk to make it more legible, I decided to do some research on the care and preservation of tombstones and cemeteries.
Here are a few sites that I found useful, in no particular order. All worth a visit, lingering on some longer that others ~ ~
Central Missouri ~ Locate/Protect/Preserve Our Pioneer Cemeteries Includes Mapping, GPS, Pioneer, Endangered, Restored, Articles, Photographs, "how-to," etc. Great site.
New Hanover County Cemeteries ~ North Carolina On the top of the right sidebar is a link to an article: "Safe solutions for hard to read tombstones"
Find A Grave ~ excellent example of using foil to read an inscription.
StonePics ~ Newfoundland Canada After the completion of their unique project to photograph and index all headstones, cemeteries and monuments in the Province of Newfoundland, StonePics.com is proud to be the first state/province in North America to have such a comprehensive database. The only date found on the site is 2005, partial completion.
Respect Our Dead Inspired by a neglected cemetery in Iowa.
New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape Paperback]
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