Gravestone Tips

 Reading Gravestone Inscriptions
  • This page from the Connecticut Gravestone Network explains the use of the mirror to help read gravestone and lists some commonly seen words used on the stones.
Grave Transformations
  • Lisa Louise Cooke shows us how to improve the readability of our gravestone photographs in this video presentation at YouTube.
  • Web page (with links) lists types of gravestones and burial places
Beth Santore's Cemetery Symbolism
  • Beth is an AGS trustee and has a great Web site and photos of selected cemeteries she has visited.
Association for Gravestone Studies: Frequently Asked Questions
Important Information: How to Safely Clean a Gravestone and here plus a video

How to Safely Reset a Gravestone (in PDF from AGS) Gravestone Photography and Rubbings

How to Survey a Cemetery
What is a "term grave"?

Tips for Taking Cemetery Photographs
by Kim Powell

Ruby Coleman's Blog (Genealogy Lines) Post: Finding Graveyards and Tombstones

Providence Journal: Suggestions for Writing an Obituary 

The Legal Genealogist Speaks! Legal GenealogistFind a Grave Revisited

Long List of Rules for the Long S



Thrice Rice and Comfortable Silence

Association for Gravestone Studies (see frequently asked questions)
            http://www.gravestonestudies.org/
Association of Graveyard Rabbits
            http://www.thegraveyardrabbit.com/
The Farber Gravestone Collection
Google Maps
            http://www.google.com/maps/
Find-a-Grave
            http://www.findagrave.com/
Billion Graves (needs smartphone)
            http://billiongraves.com/
Ruby's List of Helpful Ways to find Graveyards and Tombstones            http://genalines.blogspot.com/2010/08/finding-graveyards-and-tombstones.html
Marlborough Historical Society Resource Page
            http://www.historicmarlborough.org/HistoriesofMarlborough.html
            which includes these:
History of the Town of Marlborough by (PDF)
            http://tinyurl.com/mzgth5t
Marlborough Cemetery Book (PDF)
            http://tinyurl.com/kmpomtq


updated 17 Apr 2014
Midge Frazel, midgef@midgefrazel.net