Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cemeteries ~ Historic ~ Preservation ~ Etc.

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, 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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