Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Gleanings from American Spirit magazine

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (www.ncptt.nps.gov) has 158 articles, with pictures, on headstone repairs and cemeteries etc.

Association for Gravestone Studies has a list of over 100 ways people have said died on headstones.

A less invasive way to read headstone carvings is to reflect sunlight using a mirror. Harsh cleanser use can cause as much damage in one day as 50 years of erosion from the weather.