AuthorNeighbors, Joy, author.
TitleThe Family Tree cemetery field guide : how to find, record, & preserve your ancestors' graves / Joy Neighbors.
EditionFirst edition.
PublishedCincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, c2017.
Description239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 226-231) and index.
Formatted NoteContents: Introduction -- 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.
Summary NoteSummary: "Unearth clues to your past. 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 analyze 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. The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide features: Detailed step-by-step guides to finding ancestor's cemeteries using websites like Find A Grave, plus how to record and preserve death and burial information ; Tips and strategies for navigating cemeteries and finding individual tombstones in the field, plus an at-a-glance guide to tombstone symbols and iconography ; Resources and techniques for discovering other death records and incorporating information from cemeteries into genealogical research"--Back cover.
Cemeteries -- United States.
Handbooks and manuals.
Registers of births, etc.
United States -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Other TitlesCemetery field guide : how to find, record, & preserve your ancestors' graves
LC Card Number2017-276788
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: CS 21 N397 2017
CA-1904297: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 91950]