Gravestone Tips

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.
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

Cleaning and Resetting Gravestones 
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 GenealogistFind 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

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 23 Oct 2014
Midge Frazel, midgef@midgefrazel.net