Winged Skulls and Weeping Willows: Getting to know your local historic graveyard

Online resources:

Cemetery/Burying Ground resources:

Researching Individuals:

Gravestone Symbolism (UK-based site)

Other Resources:

James Deetz ‘In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life’ (chapter on grave markers)

Harold Mytum ‘Mortuary Monuments and Burial Grounds of the Historic Period’


Graveyard Recording Form (PDF 108 KB)

Graveyard Recording Form (Word 51 KB)