Cemetery Conservation Resources for Newfoundland and Labrador
- Handbook for Recording Inscriptions in Cemeteries
- Cemetery Survey Form
- Marker Recorder Form
- Municipal Designation of Cemeteries in NL
- The Provincial Archaeology Office (PAO) and Abandoned Cemeteries
Examples of NL Cemetery Databases
- St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Cemetery, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove.
- St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Trinity, Trinity Bay
- Blank cemetery database spreadsheet template (free to copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help setting it up)
Conservation and Repair of Grave Markers
Note: Do No Harm! Before you start any work on historic markers or tombstones, contact email@example.com to go over your plan for conservation. Do not add substances such as flour, face powder, bleach, chalk, chemical cleaners, shaving cream, etc, to markers - you should always prefer a non-invasive method to interact with gravestones. A powerful flashlight or mirror is your best bet for reading difficult inscriptions.
- Association for Gravestone Studies: Preservation
- Landscapes of Memories: A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries - Repairing Tombstones (NB: this guide published 2003 - some of the methods here may be out of date, so do your homework before you start any repairs!)
Resources on Historic Newfoundland and Labrador Burial Sites and Cemeteries
- Chinese Graves at the General Protestant Cemetery, St. John's
- An Early European Burial Ground at Bloody Point, New Perlican
- Exploring God's Acre: The Moravian Church Mission Graveyard, Hebron Labrador.
- A History of St. Mark’s Anglican Cemetery, New Perlican
- 'Here lieth interr'd': an examination of 17th-century British burial landscapes in eastern North America
- Lych Gates in Newfoundland
- The Moravian Dead Houses of Labrador
- A nursery for seamen: life histories from the St. John's Royal Naval Hospital Cemetery, Newfoundland
- Patterns in the Methodist Cemetery at Freshwater, C.B.
- A Permanent Place in Newfoundland: Seventeenth-Century Basque Tombstones in Placentia
- The place of burial : spatial focus of contact of the living with the dead in eastern areas of the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland
- The Saddle Island cemetery: a study of whalers at a sixteenth-century basque whaling station in Red Bay, Labrador
- A Survey of White Bronze Mortuary Monuments in St. John's.
- The Transformation of the Traditional Newfoundland Cemetery: Institutionalizing the Secular Dead
- Transnational Identities of Early 20th-Century Chinese Immigrants: A Study of Chinese Graves in the General Protestant Cemetery in St. John’s, Newfoundland
- When Death is a Family Tradition:Barry Skinner- Genealogist, A Legend in His Own Time and Space
Podcasts and Interviews