External Resource Links

The following list contains links to web sites pertaining to the study and preservation of gravestones. While efforts are made to update this site regularly no guarantee is made that all links are current or monitored.

Carvers

Karin Sprague
909 Tourtellot Hill Road
North Scituate, RI 02857
401-934-3105
www.karinsprague.com
 
Houmann Oshidari
433 Bedford St
Lexington, MA 02420
781-862-1583
The John Stevens Shop
29 Thames St
Newport, RI 02840
401-846-0566
 
Douglas Coffin
8 Park St
Belfast, ME 04915
Michael Fanning
182 Gulf Road
Middletown Springs, VT 05757
802-235-2412
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David Gillepsie
225 Dovehaven Drive
Pickens, SC 29671
864-306-9929
www.pumpkintownprimitives.com
Allison Blake Schofield
610 Albany Tpke.
Old Chatham, NY 12136
518-794-0047
www.wordstoobigtoread.com

Carolina Sculputure Studio

Stone Quarries and Carvers

 

 

Cemetery Associations

New England Cemetery Association
http://www.newenglandcemetery.org/  We are an educational organization dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information pertaining to the operation, maintenance and improvement of New England cemeteries. Our members represent all types of cemeteries including municipal, religious, private and non-profit; historical and newly developed; active and inactive. Our members come from all six of the New England states and even beyond and subscribe to the association’s Code of Ethics. 

New Hampshire Cemetery Association
http://www.nhcemetery.org/ The purpose of the New Hampshire Cemetery Association is to promote the advancement of knowledge in the operation and maintenance of cemeteries, to facilitate the exchange of information, to create and maintain high ethical standards in cemetery administration, both active and historical, and to secure the advantage to be obtained by mutual cooperation. Any person or organization directly engaged in the operation of a cemetery in the State of New Hampshire should be a member of this Association. The dues are $20 per year per person. Contact: Jeff Snow, Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064 - 594-3327 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nhoga/   The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association is a non-profit organization composed of genealogists, historians, cemetery officials and other interested individuals dedicated to preserving the historical graveyards of New Hampshire. Our bylaws can be
viewed here. We seek to promote the knowledge of New Hampshire History by bringing together people interested in old graveyards. We continue to foster an interest in the discovery, maintenance, records preservation and cataloging of graveyards and cemeteries. Contact: Jean Mertinooke, President - 24 Highland Road, Kensington, NH 03833-5850

 Massachusetts Cemetery Research
http://www.mass-doc.com/cemetery_research.htm Cemetery research in Massachusetts is probably one of the most unique research tools available to the family genealogist. Stones in some cemeteries date back to the early 17th century. Clues found in this type of research can help to positively prove relationships, find "unknown" relatives and provide birth and death information that has been forever lost.

Vermont Cemetery Association
http://www.vermontcemeteryassociation.org/ The fundamental purpose for which this association exists is to inspire continued effort toward the improvement of Vermont cemeteries. To this end it seems essential that we declare the principles and ethics upon which rests the successful administration of our affairs.

Maine Cemetery Association
http://www.mainecemeteryassociation.org/ The goals of the Association shall be the advancement of good, ethical cemetery management, and the free exchange of ideas between the Association’s members.  Maine Cemetery Association PO Box 663 Bangor, ME 04402 (207) 945-6589

Connecticut Cemetery Association
http://www.ctcemetery.org/   The objective of the association shall be to promote the advancement of practical knowledge in the operation and maintenance of cemeteries, to create and maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of cemetery administration, and subscribe to the established code of ethics.  Raymond C. Scholl, President, Connecticut Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 63, Ansonia, CT  06401 (203) 734-3577

Connecticut Gravestone Network
http://www.ctgravestones.com/aboutCGN.htm Organized in 1995, the Connecticut Gravestone Network's purpose is to educate the public on the importance of old graveyards and cemeteries in our history. It also promotes an appreciation for gravestone carving respected for the valuable art form that it is.

New York State Association of Cemeteries
http://www.nysac.com/ The New York State Association of Cemeteries (NYSAC) is comprised of approximately 525 cemeterians and crematory members throughout New York, and approximately 50 supplier members throughout the United States and Canada - all working together to provide professional services to the communities they serve.  The purpose of the New York State Association of Cemeteries is to the furtherance of effective cemetery management and operation for better community service

Cemetery Theft Issues

Theft of cemetery ornaments in Northeast Texas 
http://www.ctgravestones.com/theft.htm

Conservators

Please be advised - AGS does not assume any responsibility for the  performance of those listed below. Anyone using this directory assumes full responsibility for checking the consultant's credentials. Listing does not imply endorsement or recommendation by AGS and is not a demonstration of professional competence.
State   Company Name
CT  Monument Conservation Collaborative, LLC
CT  New Engalnd Cemetery Service
DC  Conservation Solution Inc
GA  Ponsford Ltd.
IN  Stonehugger Cemetery Restoration
IN  Stone Revival Cemetery Restoration
MA  Donna Walcovy - Marking Burials
MA  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MA  Historic Gravestone Services
MA  Blackwell's Stain Glass Restoration
MN  Grave Groomers, LLC
MI  Sacred Spaces, LLC - Graveyard Artistry
NH  Gravestone Services of New England
NJ  Cultural Preservation and Restoration
NY  Gravestone Cleaning Service
NY  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NY  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
OH  Gone But Not Forgotten
SC  The Chicora Foundation
TX  Texas Cemetery Restoration
VA  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
VA   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
VT  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
WI   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   American Inst. for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
   Restoration Trades Directory
   Sacred Spaces LLC

 

Genealogy

Wisconsin Historical Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Obituaries Help - a source for obituary and vital records search 
Find a Grave
Price & Associates (a genealogy firm based in Utah)

Member Links

(Candle)sticks on Stone – Representing the Woman in Jewish Tombstone Art
The Cemetery Club
Cemetery Travel
A Chicago Firehouse, by Karen Kruse 
Meet Me In Heaven 
Gravestone Girls 
Grave Addiction 
Ligatures to Lichen: A gathering of incised letterforms from gravestones c1640-1750 
Powell Genealogical Services 
ThakBong: Digitalizing Taiwan's Tombstones for Teaching, Research and Documentation
Gravestone Images, by Terri Bertsche
Digital Cemetery Walk
Gale Wall genealogy
Richard Waterhouse - Symbolism
Falmouth, MA Cemetery Project
Green-Wood Cemetery Blog 

Museums and Photo Presentations

Reed College - Early Gravestone Images
Hunterian Museum Scotland
The Farber Collection Online
Rest In Pixels
Silent Cities  UK pictures
Homestead UK and Paris pictures

Online Groups

Cemetery Photos
Cemetery and Gravemarkers

Tips on Choosing a Gravestone Marker
New England Anomaly
Georgia Gravestone Network
State Cemetery Groups on Rootsweb.com
Cemetery Message Boards
The Club For Cemetery Buffs

Online Transcription Databases

Internment.net (international cemetery transcriptions) 
cluestones.com (cemetery lists) 
Deathindexes.com 
US Genweb Project 
Cemetery Junction 
Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin Ohio

Preservation Information 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Gravestone Preservation
Lettering in Marble book

Project Sites

GraveNet For teachers and students
Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project
The Tombstone Transcription Project
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Gravestone Archives(searchable database with photos from Canada and some U.S. states (Alaska, Indiana, Montana, Oregon and more

Reference Links

Reed College - Study guide - Reading gravestones
Searchable Death Indexes and Records 
Saving Graves 
City of the Silent's Limited Encyclopedia of Grave Terminology 
The Political Graveyard 
Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbols 
Stone Quarries and Beyond 
Zinc Markers.com
Consumers Guide to Cemeteries
1906 San Francisco Disaster - article

Vendor's Corner

Clothing

Gravestone Artwear
Grave Images

Memorials.net
Gravemarkers.info
 

Cemetery Databases

Stone Orchard Software
Advantage Design Services
PastPerfect Software

Custom Data Systems

AskSam.com

Cemetery Management Software

Cem-Editor Cemetery Transcription Software 

Pontem Software 
The Crypt Keeper Software
Web Cemeteries
CIMS (Cemetery Information Management System)

Memorials

Valdosta Memorials
DeRegis-Walser Monuments

Carolina Sculpture Studio

Karin Sprague
Pet Memorials
Quality Markers
Arlington Memorials, La Habra, California


Materials

Interglo Stone

The Organix Group


Gravesite Products and Graveside Care

The Gravesite Masters
Perfect Memorials 
907 Natural Stone Cleaner and Kit
Graveside Guardians, New Jersey

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