Podcast Episode 26: Rural Cemetery Research with the Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation

The Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation gives tips on how to research rural cemeteries in this podcast episode.

Podcast Episode 26: Rural Cemetery Research with the Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation

As we trace our ancestors back in time we often hit a brick walls with our earliest ancestors. They were often buried in plots with just a few family members, and these tiny cemeteries can be hard to find. Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation gives us some tips on how to research these rural cemeteries.

In this episode, Denys Allen interviews Lara Thomas of Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation, BCAGP.  Lara shares the work of BCAGP, tips to find your ancestors in these tiny cemeteries, and how to keep these graveyard preserved for the future. If you want to see visuals of some of the work of BCAGP, check out the video on the PA Ancestors YouTube Channel (link below).

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Timestamps

02:14 About BCAGP

03:54 Preservation Efforts

06:26 Founders of BCAGP and cataloging of graves

11:25 Other groups and preservation efforts

17:36 Care of gravestones

21:39 Supporting BCAGP

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