Cemetery Research Cheat Sheet

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Take your research into the field! This eight-page cheat sheet download will give you a crash-course lesson in how to research your ancestors in cemeteries, with key do’s and don’ts for working with tombstones. In this handy, printable guide, you’ll find:

  • Tips and strategies for researching in a cemetery, including what to pack for your trip and best practices for preserving stones
  • The top records you should be searching for in cemeteries, including tombstones, burial certificates and funeral records
  • Step-by-step guides to searching for burial sites on Find A Grave and BillionGraves
  • A tombstone symbolism guide to help you interpret headstones

Once you download the Cemetery Research Cheat Sheet, you'll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.

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