Friday, May 1, 2009

Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - May 2009

Welcome to the May 2009 edition of Graveyard Rabbits Carnival. The topic for this edition is cemetery preservation. We have six great articles from five authors, discussing a variety ideas and stories, all related to cemetery preservation.

Midge Frazel presents Heartbroken Granite posted at Granite in My Blood, saying, "broken gravestones can be distressing to try to photograph but when you return to the cemetery and find them repaired, your heart feels mended."

Diane Wright presents Carnival, Cemetery Preservation posted at The Grave Yard Rabbit Travels Wright. Diane shares some of the little things she does to promote cemetery awareness and preservation.

Linda Hughes Hiser presents Flipside: Frum Cemetery Revisited posted at Flipside, saying, "bnce we found our old family cemetery and saw the destruction, we had to try to repair some of the damage and clean up the mess."

Julie Cahill Tarr presents Preserving Cemeteries in Illinois posted at The Chicagoland Graveyard Rabbit and Preserving Cemetery Data in Bloomington-Normal Cemeteries posted at The Graveyard Rabbit of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The first article pulls together some information for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency regarding the preservation of cemeteries in Illinois (although these tips can certainly apply to other states). In the second article, Julie talks about the many cemetery projects that members of her local genealogical society have undertaken (no pun intended) over the years.

Jonathan Smith presents Cemeteries and the National Register of Historic Places posted at Cemetery Space, saying, "this post presents an overview of the criteria for determining if a cemetery is eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and provides links to resources about the process. If you've ever wondered what the National Register is all about, check out the links in this post."

That concludes this edition. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Be sure to join us for our next edition, where the topic will be Veterans' Memorials.

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