Comments on: Cemetery Etiquette: Graveyard Do’s and Don’t's http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts The official blog of Ancestry.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:59:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – November 2013 | Genealogy & History Newshttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-163054 Inspiring Genealogy Blogs – November 2013 | Genealogy & History News Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:51:18 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-163054 [...] Cemetery Etiquette: Graveyard Do’s and Don’t’s I’m sure everyone who is reading this loves taking a trip to a cemetery. For some it is to visit ancestors long past, or more recent family members, for others it’s photographing the headstones, while for others it’s purely just being in a cemetery, seeing the old headstones, and wondering what these people were like.  Whatever the reason for the visit … just remember there are some etiquette rules you should follow. Read the full story … [...]

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By: Pam Velazquezhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-153852 Pam Velazquez Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:59:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-153852 Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for letting us know! It looks like the Association of Gravestone Studies has updated their website and the link we included no longer works. We’ll update the post with a working link. Thanks! -PV

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By: Bonnie Lippincotthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-153823 Bonnie Lippincott Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:01:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-153823 Your link to the Association of Gravestone Studies is no longer connected to their webpage. I did go to their home page and they have good info, but none that I could find on Gravestone Rubbings.

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By: Dawnhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150935 Dawn Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:01:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150935 I have found that using interface material (from a fabric store, by the yard), painter’s tape and grease pencils make wonderful tracings.

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By: Judith Barretthttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150903 Judith Barrett Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:28:15 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150903 I also have found many facts from the gravesites that FindaGrave has posted! Thank you to all who have helped with that! I even found family members of my husband in the same cemetery as my family……dated back to the early 1900′s. Also, graves from far away places and from the early 1700′s, which I would never have been able to visit!

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By: Pat Secordhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150875 Pat Secord Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:14:59 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150875 I, too, love Find A Grave. It’s such a help when the cemeteries are too far away to visit. I’ve also posted quite a few pictures as well, and have many more in my files yet to post. I have also discovered cemeteries I would never have known about if not for Find A Grave.

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By: Shirleyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150842 Shirley Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:37:09 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150842 I LOVE Find A Grave! I bless those people who take the time to take pictures of the headstones and add just a few words to complete obituaries. I have asked one photographer to change information about my gr gr grandmother and she did so willingly. There is so much to be found in Find A Grave. I love going to cemeteries because that is where I ‘meet’ relatives who had been only names and now become people. Oh! They might be dead but at the time I touch the headstone they become a person. I don’t rub headstones. Pictures are so much better and you can make as many copies as you want.

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By: Rebekahhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150816 Rebekah Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:29:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150816 Thanks to the many unselfish Find A Grave volunteers that will go to the cemetery and take a picture of the headstone and post it for all to see. I’ve been able to “visit” untold numbers of relatives because of their help.

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By: sherylhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150794 sheryl Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:47:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150794 i would like to know what extra info is contained at the cemetery office if you order the plat info–it costs a fortune, and they won’t tell you what is included.

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By: Patrick O'Learyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2013/11/04/cemetery-etiquette-graveyard-dos-and-donts/#comment-150710 Patrick O'Leary Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:19:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=12941#comment-150710 When I started my research I found a pile of pictures of headstones in my late mothers papers but I had no idea which cemetery. When I take a picture of a headstone I always lay a piece of paper with the cemetery’s name and address next to the headstone.
My method would remind you of what you see at the bottom of a mug shot. It has been very helpful when I get home and start sorting out pictures.

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