This webinar covers the basics needed for Cemetery Documentation. The talk runs one hour of lecture with a following half hour for questions and answers. Topics covered in this talk include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms followed by an overview of definitions general needed in cemetery documentation. Definitions covered are the monument types and materials used in cemetery architecture and memorials. The speaker then covers photography tips and finishes with a few basics for cleaning of stone monuments.
There are many great sample cemetery survey forms already developed for download. Here are a few good examples but there are many more available on the internet.
- “Cemetery Conditions Assessment Form” used by NCPTT with an additional “Terms and Definitions” attachment.
- “Rapid Cemetery Documentation Form” and “Rapid Cemetery Documentation Definitions“. These were developed by NCPTT as a disaster response tool.
- Chicora Foundation has a variety of useful Cemetery Documentation Survey Forms available for download.
- Texas Historic Commission has a simple user friendly Cemetery Survey Form.