Tag Archives: Gravestones

Join me for a live conversation about Cemeteries

DATE CHANGE: Despite the podcast being called Tombstone Tuesday, this will take place on Wednesday, March 17 at 4 pm CT (or 2 PT). Tui’s getting her vaccine on Tuesday.

Tui Snider, author of Understanding Cemetery Symbols and Six Feet Under Texas, has invited me to come chat about cemeteries. You can join us live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc8atGbwYis

We’ll be taking questions from the chat, if you have anything you’re dying to know.

Questions for Cemetery Bloggers

IMG_9338For a while now I’ve been wanting to connect up with other cemetery bloggers.  If you blog about cemeteries, whether occasionally or solely, would you let me interview you?

To start with, I’ll need your name, the url for your blog, and a way to contact you. You can use the form below. Also, please let me know if you’d like to be featured on Cemetery Travel, or if your responses are just between us.

Here are my questions:

  1. What’s the focus of your blog: geographic, historical era, famous names, iconography or artistry?
  2. How often do you try to post?
  3. Do you have co-bloggers or guest bloggers?
  4. Do you have a favorite cemetery resource — a book, blog, or website — that you turn to often?
  5. If you belong to AGS or another cemetery/history organization, what do you see as the benefits?
  6. If your blog has been ongoing for a while, give me the link to your favorite post(s).
  7. Do you have a favorite cemetery? Describe your favorite cemetery experience.
  8. What’s on your “bucket list” to visit?
  9. Do you accept cemetery books for review?
  10. Can you suggest another cemetery blogger I should contact?


You can reach me through the Contact Me form below. Thank you!  I can’t wait to hear from you.

Facebook Groups: Gravestones and Taphophilia

Gravestones & Taphophilia
Administrator: Kurt Riegel
568 members

Anchor and windlass grave marker in the Old North Burial Ground, Providence. Photo by Loren Rhoads.

Anchor and windlass grave marker in the Old North Burial Ground, Providence. Photo by Loren Rhoads.

Mission Statement: A place to share photos, stories, articles, and all things related to cemeteries, gravestones, etc.

Q: There are a lot of cemetery aficionado groups on Facebook. What sets yours apart?

A: Well, ours covers a wide range of all cemetery-related topics.

Q: Do you have a policy about what is appropriate to post?

A: We keep it as wide open as possible for all people to share and express what they want. We don’t have a policy about what to post. We don’t limit what people can post.

I belong to a couple of other groups, too. Most of them focus on photography of gravestones. This group is not just about photography, but is full of conservators giving advice on how to fix gravestones, some interesting articles, any new laws that come into effect, etc. Anything and everything cemetery- or death-related is posted and shared.

Q: How old is your group?

A: Our group is probably about a year old at this point and it is still growing.

Q: Is your group open to new members?

A: We are definitely open to new members and there are no criteria for them to join. They just ask to join and they get accepted (as long as they are real and don’t spam it with sunglass or sneaker sales. LOL!)