When the new website, Names in Stone, launched back in December, we at Grave Mappers were thrilled. What a great new way to preserve cemetery records! We liked the idea of doing our part to get the word out and help other cemetery lovers see what an excellent new resource it is.
At the Grave Mappers blog, we have attempted to let people know about Names in Stone and give helpful mapping tips and hints to help other mappers get started creating their own interactive cemetery maps.
Now the team at Names in Stone is starting their own blog!
This new blog will launch on March 15 - and you will be able to access it from the Names in Stone website. They will be giving detailed instructions on how to map cemeteries, spotlighting cemeteries on their website, answering mapping questions, and giving all sorts of helpful tips so you can get the best use out of their site.
At Grave Mappers, the time has come for us to change our focus.
We hope that the Grave Mappers blog will become a central gathering place for people who care about cemeteries and want to help preserve the priceless records found there.
Here's what you'll find at the new Grave Mappers:
- We will publish locations of obscure, abandoned, and endangered cemeteries.
- We will encourage the preservation of cemeteries and their records through mapping at Names in Stone (we're still big fans!) and other documentation projects, as well as through on-site restoration and clean-up work.
- We will spotlight individuals and organizations that are making outstanding cemetery preservation efforts.
- We will keep you updated about cemeteries in the news.
Welcome to Grave Mappers! There's something here for everyone who loves cemeteries!