Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide: How to Find, Record and Preserve Your Ancestors' Graves
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 240 pages
Author: J. Neighbors
Other: b&w photos, appendixes, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books
Not all research can be done from home - sometimes you have to head into the field. Cemeteries are crucial for any genealogist's search, and this book will show you how to search for, and analyse your ancestors' graves.
Discover tools for locating tombstones, tips for traipsing through cemeteries, an at-a-glance guide to frequently used gravestone icons, and practical strategies for on-the-ground research.
And once you've returned home, learn how to incorporate gravestone information into your research, as well as how to upload grave locations to BillionGraves and record your findings in memorial pages on Find A Grave.
Part 1. Planning your trip to the cemetery
1. Why cemeteries?
2. Cemetery records crash course
3. Finding your ancestors' graves
Part 2. Researching on hallowed ground
4. Cemetery research strategies
5. Reading headstones
6. Headstone iconography guide
Part 3. Making sense of your research
7. Next steps
8. Recording cemetery data online
Part 4. Digging deeper
9. Other records
10. Preserving cemeteries
Appendix A. Worksheets
Appendix B. More resources