Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no
bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity
as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."


A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sharing Some Gravestone Cleaning Insights for Marble Gravestones from the National Center for Technology and Training

The National Center for Technology and Training's website offers several educational links including one entitled:  


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Below is a 9-page PDF document entitled: 

 "Best Practice Recommendations for Cleaning Government Issued Headstones" -- recommendations are only for marble gravestones; and not gravestones made of other materials.  

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Also, to read a July 21, 2011 blog post on this same subject: Click Here 

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