Abstract

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
Cemetery Inscriptions Collection
1902-2005
4 boxes (6 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 669

Background on Association for Gravestone Studies

Founded in 1977, the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) is an international organization dedicated to furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. Based in Greenfield, Mass., the Association promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives. To raise public awareness about the significance of historic gravemarkers and the issues surrounding their preservation, the AGS sponsors conferences and workshops, publishes both a quarterly newsletter and annual journal, Markers, and has built an archive of collections documenting gravestones and the memorial industry.

Contents of Collection

Consisting of self-published and limited-run compilations of gravestone transcriptions from historical cemeteries, the AGS Cemetery Inscriptions Collection offers rich documentation of epitaphs and memorial language, with an emphasis on colonial and early national-era in New England and Ohio. The collection is arranged by state and town.

Collection inventory
Connecticut
1985-2005
5 items
Whittlesey, Gurski and Scully, Cemeteries of Brookfield, Connecticut (Brookfield, CT)
2003

Box 3
Whittlesey and Scully, A Handbook of Cemeteries, Brookfield Connecticut (Brookfield, CT)
1985

Box 3
Young, Robert, Inscriptions From Cemeteries of Danbury, Vol. 1 (Danbury Cemeteries)
2005
2 copies
Box 3
Spaulding, John J., Eastbury Cemetery Inscriptions (Glastonbury, CT)
1997

Box 4
Noble, Patricia, Gravestone Inscriptions, Zion's Hill Cemetery, Suffield, CT (Zion's Hill Cemetery, Suffield, CT)
2004
2 copies
Box 2
Delaware
1982-1986
3 items
Whitcraft, Martha; Lucy Hazen Barnes, Cemetery Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, New Castle, DE, Tombstone Survey (Immanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery)
1986

Box 2
Whitcraft, Martha; Lucy Hazen Barnes, Red Clay Creek Church Cemetery Tombstone Survey (New Castle Co. Cemetery)
1982

Box 2
Whitcraft, Martha; Lucy Hazen Barnes, White Clay Creek Church Cemetery Tombstone Survey (New Castle Co. Cemeteries)
1984

Box 2
Georgia
1999
1 item
Piechocinski, Elizabeth C., Old Burying Ground: Colonial Park Cemetery (Savannah, GA)
1999

Box 1
Illinois
1984
1 item
Baselt, Fonda and Josephine Moeller, Cemeteries of Champaign County, Illinois (Champaign Co., IL)
1984

Box 2
Indiana
1993
1 item
Baker, Sue, Hancock Co., Indiana Tombstone Inscriptions: One Hundred Years, 1833-1933 (Hancock Co. IN)
1993

Box 4
Kentucky
1975-1987
2 items
Owen, Kathryn, compiler, Old Graveyards of Clark County, Kentucky (Clark Co. Cemeteries)
1975

Box 4
Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Ancestors, Quarterly: Pioneer Thomas Cemetery (p. 164), Frankfort Cemetery, (p. 172)
1987

Box 2
Louisiana
1986
1 item
Westerman, Audrey, et. Al., Bikur Shalom Cemetery, Donaldsonville, LA (Donaldsonville, LA)
1986

Box 3
Massachusetts
1902-2000
13 items
Bunnell, Paul J., Cemetery Inscriptions of the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts and its Villages 1600-1900 (Barnstable, MA)
1992

Box 4
Bedford Hist. Society, Old Burying Ground Databases, Bedford (Bedford, MA)
1995

Box 3
Latham, Williams, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, MA (Bridgewater, MA)
1882 (reprint)

Box 4
Webb, Denise; Andrea Carlin, Site Survey and Assessment of the Old Burying Ground, Deerfield, MA (Deerfield, Old Burying Ground, Albany Road)
2000

Box 1
Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, Report and Inventory, Vol. 1 -- Dorchester North Burying Ground (Dorchester North, Boston, MA)
ca.1986
2 copies
Box 2, 4
Historic Burying Grounds Initiative, Report and Inventory, Vol. 2 -- Copp's Hill Burying Ground (Boston, MA)
ca.1986

Box 4
Essex Soc. Of Genealogists, A Guide to Cemeteries in Essex County, MA (Essex Co., MA)
1991

Box 3
Nyman, Edith and Cynthia Connor, Cemeteries of Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA (Greenfield, MA)
1981

Box 1
Boston Area Shaker Study Group, compiler, Harvard Shaker Cemetery Project (Harvard, MA)
1987

Box 3
Farber, Jessie Lie, The Old South Hadley Burial Ground, 1976 (Old South Hadley Cemetery)
1976

Box 4
Allen, Orrin Peer, Inscriptions from The Ancient Cemeteries of Palmer, Massachusetts, 1729-1901 (Palmer, MA)
1902
2 copies
Box 1, 4
Robinson, Barbara J., Howard E. Robinson, Cynthia L. Robinson, Burial Hill in the 1990s, Plymouth, Massachusetts (Plymouth, Burial Hill Cemetery)
1999

Box 4
Bouchard, Betty J., Our Silent Neighbors: A Study of Gravestones in the Olde Salem Area (Salem, MA)
1991

Box 4
Bell, Edward L., Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System ()
1990

Box 2
Maryland
1982-1985
2 items
Gurney, John T. III, editor, Cemetery Inscriptions of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Anne Arundel Co. MD)
1982

Box 4
Holdcraft, Jacob Mehrling, Names in Stone: Frederick Co., MD, Vols. 1 and 2 (Frederick Co. MD)
1985

Box 4
Maine
1978-2002
7 items
Maine Old Cemetery Association, Sagadahoc County Cemeteries (Arrowsic Twp. ME)

Box
Haines, Agnes G., Mildred O. Jackson, Bethel, Maine, Cemeteries (Bethel Cemeteries)
1989

Box 2
Best, Gary, Old Fort Cemetery Gravestone Inventory (Damariscotta, Pemaquid Cemetery)
2002

Box 3
Gates, Susan, Monhegan Island Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions (Monhegan Island, Maine)
1978

Box 4
Jordan, William B. Jr., Burial Records 1717 - 1962 of the Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine (Portland, ME)
1987

Box 4
Ketover, Karen Sherman, Westbrook, Maine Cemeteries (Westbrook, ME)
1996

Box 4
Missouri
1986-1991
3 items
Howard, Gail, Mozelle Hutchinson, Cemeteries of Maries County, MO, (Maries Co. Cemeteries)
1986

Box 4
Osage County Historical Society, Comprehensive Survey of Jefferson Township Cemeteries (Osage Co. Cemeteries)
1990

Box 1
Platte County Missouri Historical Society, Platte County Missouri Tombstone Inscriptions and Weston Cemetery Sexton Accounts (Platte Co. Cemeteries)
1991

Box 3
Montana
1980
1 item
Townshend, Doris B., Cemeteries and Graves of Madison County, Montana (Madison Co. Cemeteries)
1980

Box 3
New Hampshire
1908-1985
6 items
Barrington, New Hampshire Historical Society, Graveyards of Barrington, New Hampshire (Barrington, NH)
1976

Box 2
Chesterfield Historical Society, From Journey's End to Hardscrabble, 3d ed. (Chesterfield, NH)
1985

Box 2
Goss, Mrs. C. C., Colonial Gravestone Inscriptions in the State of New Hampshire (NH)
1942

Box 1
Inscriptions on Gravestones in the Two Old Cemeteries on East Hill (Petersborough, East Hill Cemeteries)
1908

Box 1
Tallman, Louise H., compiler, Family Graveyards of Portsmouth, NH (Portsmouth Cemeteries)
1983

Box 4
McClave, Elizabeth, Cemetery Surveys and Adoptions (Stephentown Cemeteries)

Box
New Jersey
1990-1993
4 items
Whitcraft, Martha, Lucy Hazen Barnes, Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Glassboro, NJ (Glassboro Methodist Cemetery)
1991

Box 4
Brown, T. Robbins, Bergen County Historic Sites Survey: Cemetery Inventory (Hackensack, NJ, Bergen Co.)
1992

Box 3
Baker, Walter C., Family Burying Grounds, Montgomery Township, Somerset Co. , NJ (Montgomery Co., NJ)
1993

Box 2
New Providence Presbyterian Church, Colonial Graveyard of Presbyterian Church at New Providence, NJ, The (New Providence, NJ)
1990

Box 2
New York
1986-1999
5 items
Silinonte, Joseph, Tombstones of the Irish Born: Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Flatbush, Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
1992

Box 2
Langhans, Rufus B., Huntington Historic Cemeteries (Huntington, NY)

Box
Brown, Anne Wright, New York Marble Cemetery Interments 1830-1937 (NYC)
1999

Box 1
Krell, Peter, So That All May Be Remembered, Vol. 1 Clarkstown, Rockland County (Rockland Co., NY)
1989

Box 3
McClave, Elizabeth W., Epitaphs in the Only Stephentown on Earth (Stephentown, NY)
1986
2 copies
Box 1, 2
Ohio
1983-1998
10 items
Ohio Gen. Society, Wood Co. Chapter, Oak Grove Cemetery In Bowling Green, Pt. 1 and 2 (multiple Cemeteries)
1985

Box 2
Ohio Gen. Society, Wood Co. Chap., Cemeteries in Milton Township (Milton Twp. Wood Co. OH)
1987

Box 2
Ohio Gen. Society, Fairfield Co. Chapter, Cemeteries of Berne Twp. (multiple cemeteries)
1983

Box 3
Ohio Gen. Society, Wood Co. Chap., Cemeteries in Bloom Twp. (multiple Cemeteries)
1988

Box 2
Ohio Gen. Society, Fairfield Co. Chap., Cemeteries of Richland Twp. (multiple Cemeteries)
1984

Box 2
Ohio Gen. Society, Wood Co. Chap., Cemeteries in Henry and Jackson Twps. Vols. 1 and 2 (multiple townships)
1986

Box 2
Ohio Genealogical Society, Ohio Cemeteries (OH)
1998

Box 2
Ohio Genealogical Society, Ohio Cemeteries Addendum (OH)
1990

Box 2
Ohio Gen. Society, Wood Co. Chap., Cemeteries in Plain Township (Plain Twp. Wood Co. OH)
1988

Box 2
Ohio Gen. Society, Wood Co. Chap., Cemeteries in Washington Township (Washington Twp. Wood Co. OH)
1987

Box 2
Oregon
1978-2001
3 items
Oregon Dept. of Trans., Oregon Cemetery Survey (multiple cemeteries)
1978

Box 3
Robinson, Jeanne, Visitors' Guide to Oregon Historic Cemeteries (OR)
1999

Box 3
Byrd, Dean H., compiler, Oregon Burial Site Guide (OR)
2001

Box 4
Pennsylvania
1 item
Fadenrecht, Doris, New Britain Baptist Church Cemetery, Bucks Co., PA (New Britain Baptist Church Cemetery,)

Box
Rhode Island
1991-1992
2 items
MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell, East Greenwich, Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Inscriptions (East Greenwich Cemeteries)
1991

Box 2
McAleer, Althea, Graveyards of North Kingstown, RI (North Kingstown, RI)
1992

Box 2
The South
1960
1 item
Lester, M. A., Old Southern Cemetery Records, selected (selected)
1960

Box 1
South Carolina
1965-1985
2 items
Moss, Bobby G., Dennis R. Amos, Tombstones and Cemeteries of Cherokee Co, Vols. 1 and 2 (multiple Cemeteries)
1985

Box 2
Crockett, Nancy, Old Waxhaw Cemetery Inscriptions (Old Waxhaw Cemetery, Lancaster, SC)
1965

Box 3
Tennessee
1968-1986
3 items
Dalton, Lynette, et. Al., Cemetery Records of Cheatham County, Tennessee, Vol. 1 Districts 3 and 4 (Cheatham Co., TN)
1986

Box 3
Darnell, Jones, Alley and Hogan, Cemetery Records, Montgomery Co.,Vol. 1 (Montgomery Co., TN)
1968

Box 3
Key, Maggart and Turner, Smith County Tennessee Cemeteries (Smith Co., TN)
1984

Box 2
Texas
1993
1 item
Beverly, Trevia Wooster, At Rest: A Historical Directory of Harris County, Texas, Cemeteries 1822-1992 (Harris Co., TX)
1993

Box 3
Virginia
1985-1999
4 items
Arlington Genealogy Club, Graveyards of Arlington County, Virginia (Arlington Co., VA)
1985

Box 2
Kizer, Franklin, St. Mary's Whitechapel Cemetery Lancaster VA (Lancaster, VA)
1991-1999

Box 3
Sheridan, Christine L., Tombstones of Mathews County, VA (Mathews Co., VA)
1988

Box 2
Orgain Jr., J. R., A Rough Index on Names found . . . Brunswick Co., VA (multiple cemeteries)
1986

Box 1
Vermont
1977-1994
3 items
Hoffman, Germaine A. L., Gleanings from Gravestone Inscriptions (Brookline)
1994

Box 4
Bacon, Robert L., Register of persons buried in the Cemeteries of the town of Thetford, VT 1768-1976 (Thetford, VT.)
1977

Box 2
Vermont Old Cemetery Association, Burial Grounds of Vermont (Vermont)
1991

Box 3
International
1987-1999
4 items
Graves of Honour at the Central Cemetery in Vienna (Vienna, Central Cemetery)
ca.1992

Box 4
Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Gen. Soc. Cemetery Records, Home for Aged Cemetery (Waterloo Twp., Wellington Co.)
1987

Box 1
Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Gen. Soc. Cemetery Records, Linwood Union Cemetery (Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Co.)
1987

Box 1
Henchion, Richard, Gravestone Inscriptions Cathedral Cemetery, Cloyne, Co. Cork (Ireland, Cloyne)
1999

Box 1
Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired from the Association for Gravestone Studies, 2010, from donations received .

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, June 2010.

Part of the Association for Gravestone Studies Collections.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Association for Gravestone Studies Cemetery Inscriptions Collection (MS 669). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Subjects
  • Inscriptions.
  • Sepulchral monuments.
Names
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