Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cemetery Sign

Cemetery Sign
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Burrows Cemetery Transcription Project

Benjamin Burrows Cemetery, Groton, New London, CT
[also known a South Burrows Cemetery]

Upon reaching the cemetery to be photographed, the first thing you should look for is a sign, plaque or marker that identifies the cemetery. If it is an enclosed cemetery, like this one, you should record what the enclosures are made out of. In this case, the front wall of the cemetery is an iron worked fence (in cement with steps) with a gate with the other three walls defined as stone walls.

This plaque identifies the cemetery as having a relationship somehow with the Mystic River Historical Society. This is a clue that the cemetery is of historical significance and an investigation of that must be made as part of the research.

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