If you plan on visiting several cemeteries in one research trip, make certain you organize your photos as you take them. Consider a “title page” as one of your photographs as well as photographs of the entrance of the cemetery. There are other ways to reduce confusion later, but this approach may be helpful:

  • photograph of title page–handwritten is fine if you are “in the field”
  • photograph of entrance
  • photographs of individual stones
  • photograph of entrance

It’s not necessary to be fancy. Then when sorting your photographs by the time they were taken, you know the cemetery each stone was located at. You can add more details to the location when you return home.

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  1. Yes! even if you are only visiting one cemetery that day, a beginning and ending photo is required because you WON’T remember.

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