Friday, September 23, 2005

Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project

From: L.A. CLUGH

Re: More cemetery peservation
Cemetery Research: Preserving a legacy

Here in Indiana we use these books as our guides for pioneer cemetery restoration:

-- A Graveyard Preservation Primer by Lynette Strangstad. The book can be ordered from The Association for Gravestone Studies.

-- Landscapes of Memories: A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries These folks have studied the process pretty well, showing what true restoration is all about.

There is a difference in good faith cleanup and historic restoration.

Thank you for what you do for genealogy,
L.A. Clugh, Indiana

Thanks for such an informative email. We all get by with a little help from our friends. No one can possibly "know it all." Somehow in the 2 emails about preserving this nearly obliterated 1/4 acre Texas cemetery, I failed to give everyone Terry Grumble's email address. Some folks may wish to write to him directly with their ideas and stories of their own cemetery restoration projects. Contact him at:

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
6023 26th Street West PMB 352
Bradenton, FL 34207