04 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
Have you seen the Association of Gravestone Studies page? The association furthers the study and preservation of gravestones. Individuals can join the association for $50 a year.
Did you know the past Journals, Markers, from 1980 – 2008, for the AGS are online? These are available for download through Internet Archives in many formats such as PDF, EPub, Kindle, and more.
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02 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
We all know documents can help us tell the stories of our ancestors, but have you considered that their headstone tells stories too? I found this fantastic book, Stories in Stone A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister. It is filled with wonderful pictures and great descriptions of what the symbols and figures you see in a cemetery mean. There are even several pages of abbreviation meanings that are found on stones.
Take a look at these sites for additional information and next time you visit a cemetery, write down the story the grave stone tells you about your ancestor. Also visit on Friday for my Follow Friday post related to cemeteries.
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Cemetery Symbolism, part of the Graveyard RabbitTweet