Cemetery Preservation Guidance
Deterioration from natural forces such as weathering and uncontrolled vegetation and insensitive development threaten our historic cemeteries. The involvement of individuals and organizations with an interest and commitment to saving local history and culture is critical to protecting and preserving the state's historic cemeteries. The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has compiled this information to aid local efforts. DAHP does not have funds for maintenance of historic cemeteries or legal authority to acquire cemeteries or enforce laws protecting cemeteries.
- National Center for Preservation Technology & Training's Cemetery Conservation Website. Numerous articles on the preservation of cemeteries and monuments.
- Monument Maintenance. Simple maintenance guide provided by Sunnyside Cemetery (Island County Cemetery District Number 2).
- The Association for Gravestone Studies. The Association for Gravestone Studies was founded for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones.
- Michigan Historic Cemeteries Preservation Guide. This preservation guide by Gregg King is extensive covering all aspects of cemetery and headstone preservation and recording.
- Oregon's Commission on Historic Cemeteries Preservation Page. Very useful website for resources on cemetery preservation, headstone cleaning, and cemetery recording.
- Illinois Historic Cemetery Preservation Handbook. A guide to basic cemetery preservation from the State of Illinois.
- National Register Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places.
- 9 Tips for Cemetery Preservation. Quick overview of cemetery preservation issues.
- Guidance for Inventorying and Maintaining Historic Cemeteries - From Arizona State Parks
- Field Guide to Monument Types
- Typical Gravestone Shapes