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A number of Louisiana cemeteries do not appear on the USGS maps and are unknown, abandoned, or endangered. This board is to organize and support the historical significance of Louisiana cemeteries and Louisiana cemetery preservation as well as make others aware of an unknown or unidentified cemetery. Those interested in this board may be genealogists, historians, society members, parish government, churches or community members, those familiar with using remote sensing equipment and GPS in locating cemeteries. (In order to identify cemeteries to USGS for inclusion, GIS coordinates must be given.)

Promoting awareness is the first step to preservation.

Other related online resources:
# Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Wiki
# Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Yahoo Group -
Louisiana Saving Graves
# Louisiana Cemeteries @ Blogger - a public blog about Louisiana Cemeteries.
# LA CEMETERY PRESERVATION- Nov. 2007 new mailing list for those interested in Louisiana Cemetery Preservation.
# Louisiana Cemeteries Wikispace - Community and Organizational support for Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, a public wiki with links to other local organizations and news.
# Community Ning for Louisiana Cemetery Preservation - Upload your Louisiana Cemetery photos
# The Association for Gravestone Studies - "The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones."

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