FIRST TIME VISITOR?

Welcome to Saving Graves, the Cemetery Preservation internet information portal! Saving Graves is a resource tool designed to help you locate Cemetery preservation information available through the world wide web. You will find here a wealth of information including cemetery laws, links to government agencies, cemetery index links, preservation groups and listings of Endangered Cemeteries.

We listen to our visitors… so we’re constantly updating current pages and adding new ones to meet your needs.  If there is a problem  that you find with the website or have any comments or suggestions please let us know. We hope you enjoy your stay, and thanks for visiting. You may want to take a moment to bookmark our site now so you will be able to return at a later date easily.

One thing thing that we aren’t going to tell you what browser you should run. We develop our pages so that they can be useful to you, whether you are on the latest and greatest browser, or are still playing “catch up”. You’ve told us you aren’t willing to wait for large graphics to load, so we try to keep our graphics to a manageable size, and we reuse many graphics so that you can get to our pages fast. In most cases where there are cemetery photos we will place them on a separate page, and then we use a smaller “thumbnail” version of the images that you may click on if you wish to see the full sized version.  

Navigation
Site-wide Navigation is available via the top navigation batlocated on most pages throughout Saving Graves. Clicking on the “Home” link, located in the top of the Resources box on the upper left corner of most pages, will always return the user to the main or home page of Saving Graves. In addition, you will find a selection of  “Breadcrumbs” which are active links back to specific levels of information (for example, if you were looking at an Endangered Cemetery Report from Idaho, you would find here links that would take you back to the Idaho portal, The United States portal, the Reports portal and Saving Graves home page. ).

Back Button
In most cases you can use your browser’s “Back” button to return to a previous page visited. Please note that in some cases this function is disabled.

File Formats

HTML Files
Most of the pages contained within the Saving Graves website are written in HTML (hyper text markup language) format and you should have no problems accessing them with any web browser, or operating system.

PDF Files
Some  documents are PDF (portable document format) files which ensure that users can obtain publications and forms in their original format. In order to view these documents the user must download free Acrobat Reader software. Detailed instructions for downloading and installing the Acrobat Reader are available at the Adobe Web site.

Navigation
Site-wide Navigation is available via the top navigation bars located on most pages throughout Saving Graves, as well as the site map. 

Back Button
In most cases you can use your browser’s “Back” button to return to a previous page visited. 

Breadcrumbs
Most pages have “Breadcrumbs” which are active links back to specific levels of information (for example, the beginning of a sub-topic or higher level topic area). These are found near the top of each page directly above the page title 

File Formats

PDF Files
Many documents are PDF (portable document format) files which ensure that users can obtain publications and forms in their original format. In order to view these documents the user must download free Acrobat Reader software. Detailed instructions for downloading and installing the Acrobat Reader are available at the Adobe Web site

Frequently Asked Questions

I am new to the site, where do I start?

Saving Graves has been designed so that you may start on any of the over 1200 pages currently located here. While most web sites today bring you in at a centralized main or home page, the vast majority of visitors to Saving Gravers arrive from links to various state or national pages, our education area, or other various areas of the website. Our navigation system allows you to get to any part of Saving Graves no matter where you entered. Once you have entered Saving Graves, there are several ways to navigate:

1. Major areas of the Saving Graves website may be accessed from the ‘Resources” menu found on the left side bar on most pages.

2. Links concerning the Saving Graves website will be found at the top of each page directly under the Saving Graves name. 

2. Navigation to areas related to your current location can be done via the “breadcrumb” links found directly near the top of the current page you are on. In most cases, these links will be found directly under the page title

3. Information can also be accessed through the Saving Graves search engine.

What information is available?

All types of information can be found in the National or State portal including:
Cemetery preservation Law, Government links, Law Enforcement Links, Endangered Cemetery Reports, Cemetery listings, Locating Services, Preservation groups, Contacts (names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, physical office locations), News articles and press releases.

Adding and indexing information is ongoing and Saving Graves  will continue to post information on a regular basis.

What are the major resource areas? 

About Saving Graves
You will find it easier to start with the basic information about Saving Graves, its founding, our mission, volunteering, our privacy policy and more.

Reports
Submit and view reports of Endangered Cemeteries around the world.

Nations
If you are interested in cemetery preservation issues in a specific nation, you can find comprehensive information here first on the national level then broken down on a regional or localized area. It provides details on government, legal, cemetery listings and more for each country, including Endangered Cemetery Reports.

Events
A listing of current and future cemetery preservation events worldwide.

Education
Here you can read numerous educational articles on a wide assortment of cemetery preservation issues.

History
A common misconception that we face is that cemetery preservation issues are a somewhat new problem. In fact these are issues that people have faced from the days of the first cemeteries. Here you can read about early efforts to deal with these issues.

News
Read current cemetery preservation related news from several resources here. Updated hourly in some cases.

Media Services
Members of the media are invited to take advantage of our services that we offer to assist them in cemetery related issues.

Special Projects
Saving Graves is proud to support several cemetery related special projects including the Worldwide Cemetery Postcard Museum.

Other Pages
A listing of various other Saving Graves pages that do not fit into any other Category.

Links
The Internet’s largest collection of cemetery related web links.

How do I search for information?

You can use the Saving Graves search engine as follows:

1. Click on the search link at the top of all other pages; then enter a word or phrase in the search box.

The search engine will display a list of all pages and files that contain any of the words entered in the search text box.

TIP – enter one significant word to limit the number of “hits”.

How frequently is Saving Graves updated?

Saving Graves is updated as information comes in. In most cases the pages will be updated on the same day we receive the information, however please allow for up to three business days for information to be posted. Under normal circumstances we do not update the website on weekends.

How can I e-mail someone who has submitted information?

You can directly anyone who has submitted an email address that we have posted. If the email address appears as a link, clicking on it will pop up your browser’s mail function. While this should work, with some older browsers this feature will not be operational. In many cases you will find the email address as text, with an “_” inserted into it as the second character. This is done to prevent the email address from being picked up by spam robots and the person getting unwanted email. To contact someone using one of these addresses, simply highlight the address, copy it and paste it into an new blank email. After you have pasted in, be sure to highlight the “_” and delete it making sure to leave no open space where it was.

Who do I contact if I’m still stuck or I wish to send feedback?

You can submit a question, make a comment or suggestion, or notify us of technical problems by clicking on the contact us link on the top of all pages. 

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