Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project
From: L.A. CLUGH Clugh_la@msn.com
Re: More cemetery peservation http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0932.htm
Cemetery Research: Preserving a legacy http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0921.htm
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. http://www.gravestonestudies.org/store/books/preservation_information.htm
-- Landscapes of Memories: A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries http://www.culture.gov.on.ca/english/culdiv/heritage/memories.htm 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
INDIANA PIONEER CEMETERIES RESTORATION PROJECT http://www.rootsweb.com/~inpcrp/
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: email@example.com
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