Links

Survey Forms

Cemetery General Survey form (DOC) (For registration with the BHP of historic cemeteries)
Instructions for General Survey form (PDF)

Historic Cemetery plot and marker survey (PDF) (Sample form for recordation of historic cemeteries)
Instructions for Historic Cemetery plot and marker survey (PDF)


Pennsylvania Resources

Friends of Midland
http://www.afrolumens.org/rising_free/midland2.html

The Laurel Hill Cemetery
http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?flash=1

Archaeology of the Meeting House Springs Cemetery of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
http://sacredgroundscarlisle.com/

Allegheny County, PAPAGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project
http://www.usgwarchives.org/pa/allegheny/tsphotos.htm

Westmoreland County, PAPAGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project
http://www.usgwarchives.org/pa/westmoreland/tsimages.htm

Somerset County, PAGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project
http://www.usgwarchives.org/pa/somerset/tombstone.html


National/International Resources

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) "was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones. At every opportunity, AGS cooperates with groups that have similar interests."
http://www.gravestonestudies.org/

The Chicora Foundation provides preservation and restoration of graveyards and works directly with marked and unmarked graves.
http://www.chicora.org/cemetery-preservation.html

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC/FAIC) / The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
http://aic.stanford.edu

The Getty Conservation Institute is dedicated to preservation/conservation on larger terms, not just graves.
www.getty.edu/conservation/institute/index.html

GraveNet
http://edutel.musenet.org:8042/gravenet/gravenet.html

National Park Service NCPTT - National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
http://www.ncptt.nps.gov/

The National Trust of Australia
http://www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/cemsappf.html

Save Outdoor Sculpture provides a place to gain information on conservation of outside sculptures
www.HeritagePreservation.org/PROGRAMS/SOS


Out-of-State Resources

Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance (ACPA) - A good resource to contact for information and input. The organization has been emailed looking for an example of the survey they mention on this website.
http://www.alabama-cemetery-preservation.com/restoration.lasso

Alabama Historical Commission
http://www.preserveala.org/

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
www.ArkansasPreservation.org
http://www.arkansaspreservation.org/preservation-services/cemetery-preservation/

California Historic Cemetery Alliance (CHCA)
http://www.califhistcemeteries.org/

Carolina Cemetery Projects
http://www.cemeterypreservation.8k.com/index.html

Connecticut Gravestone Network
http://www.ctgravestones.com/

Indiana Historical Society
http://www.indianahistory.org/lhs/

Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~inpcrp/

State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iasapc/

The Maine Old Cemetery Association, M.O.C.A ., was founded in 1969 for the main purposes of locating old cemeteries in the state of Maine , encouraging the care and preservation of those cemeteries, and the gathering and preservation of historical information regarding these cemeteries.
http://rootsweb.com/~memoca/moca.htm

Massachusetts Historic Landscaping Preservation Initiative
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/histland/cemeteryprog.htm

The Michigan State manual lists other resources: The Association for Gravestones Studies, the National Preservation Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. The National Trust's publication is Preservation of Historical Burial Grounds
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hal_mhc_shpo_Cemetery_Guide_105082_7.pdf

Ohio Cemetery Preservation
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohcps

Oregon Historic Cemeteries Association
http://www.oregoncemeteries.org/index.htm

Rhode Island Cemeteries Association
http://members.tripod.com/~debyns/cemetery.html

South Carolina Archives & History Center
http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/cemetery.htm

Tennessee Friends of Old Mount Hermon Cemetery
http://www.mounthermoncemetery.org/index.htm

Texas Historical Commission
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/publications/pubguide.html

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
http://www.dhr.state.va.us/index.htm
http://www.dhr.state.va.us/homepage_general/faq_cem_presv.htm

Washington State Cemeteries
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wapsgs/links/index.htm

West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc.
http://members.citynet.net/WVCPA/WhoAreWe.html