Where To Go For More Information

Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) 

http://www.moca-me.org/  

A treasure trove of information about preservation, restoration, laws pertaining to cemeteries and other resources for those of us in Maine working with cemeteries

 

MOCA Cleaning Brochure  

http://www.moca-me.org/resources/Documents/cleaning-gravestones.pdf



https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/articles/cemetery-conservation/

NCPTT is part of the National Park Service; another terrific source of useful and well-researched technical advice.


http://www.thc.texas.gov/about/publications#cat_471
Texas has developed an outstanding set of guidelines for cemetery preservation, which can be viewed here:




http://www.chicora.org/cemetery-preservation.html

A treasure trove of excellent advice when considering work in a historic cemetery. 
  

Gravestone Preservation.info  

http://gravestonepreservation.info/

by Jonathan Appel. Another excellent source of information, tools, resources for anyone taking on a cemetery restoration.


http://www.phototree.com/article_gravestone_lighting.htm

An excellent step-by-step description of how to photograph a hard-to-read gravestone 

 


http://www.gravestonestudies.org/

The international version of MOCA.  The "Knowledge Center" on their website has an excellent compilation of links on this and related topics.

 

MOCA Inscription repositories    

http://www.moca-me.org/inscription-repositories

Where you can find MOCA's published cemetery transcriptions from the whole state


Find A Grave   

www.findagrave.com/

Locate cemetery transcriptions from the whole world!


BillionGraves

https://billiongraves.com/

Another indexed collection of cemetery transcriptions.  This one is crowd-sourced and has a great cemetery mapping tool.