Tips about Gravestone Photography and Research by Midge Frazel
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.
- 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 is an AGS trustee and has a great Web site and photos of selected cemeteries she has visited.
Frequently Asked Questions
- My favorite? The information about White Bronze markers.
- My blog post about White Bronze markers
- Symbols on 17th and 18th century gravestones [PDF]
- Symbols on 19th century gravestones [PDF]
- Lettering in Marble [PDF]
How to Safely Clean a Gravestone and here plus a video
How to Safely Reset a Gravestone (in PDF from AGS)
Basic Cemetery Links
Gravestone Photography and Rubbings
How to Survey a Cemetery
What is a "term grave"?
Tips for Taking Cemetery Photographs
by Kim Powell
eHow: How to Photograph Gravestones
Ruby Coleman's Blog (Genealogy Lines) Post:
Finding Graveyards and Tombstones
Providence Journal: Suggestions for Writing an Obituary
The Legal Genealogist Speaks! Legal Genealogist: Find a Grave Revisited
Long List of Rules for the Long S
Learning Cemetery Research by Ancestry Ann (Genealogy Roadtrip!)
Links from Thrice Rice and Comfortable Silence Presentations
My Cemetery Kits
Association for Gravestone Studies (see frequently asked questions)
Association of Graveyard Rabbits
The Farber Gravestone Collection
Graves (needs smartphone)
Ruby's List of Helpful Ways to find Graveyards and Tombstones
Marlborough Historical Society Resource Page
which includes these:
History of the Town ofMarlborough Cemetery Book (PDF)
Marlborough by (PDF)
updated 23 Oct 2014
Midge Frazel, firstname.lastname@example.org