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).
Watch on YouTube
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
- Berks County Association for Graveyard Preservation bcagp.org
- Maxatawny Warehouses at Hottenstein Road Facebook Group
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