Do's and Don't's of Cemetery Etiquette

* Be Respectful
* Be respectful of those who are there to mourn
* Do follow the cemeteries rules
* Do pick up any trash
* Do not leave cigarette butts
* Do not disturb memorials
* Do set memorials upright if you can
* Do put back anything that you move
* Do not step on markers
* If you bring children be sure that they behave accordingly
* Do clean up after your pets if you bring them, preferably not

* Don't destroy markers preserve them

* Don't use unknown methods to make stones readable
      * Do not use wire brushes of any kind
      * Do not chalk the writing
      * Do not use unapproved or recommended soaps or detergents
      * Do not use shaving cream
      * If in doubt, do nothing and ask a professional
      

* Parking
   * Don't park in the grass or on the graves
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* Remember some cemeteries are private
 * Public cemeteries can be visited any time they are open
 * Private cemeteries without permission may result in criminal charges or worse
 * Research before you venture
* Find information
 *Active cemteries contact or visit office or person in charge
         * Records may be available or even a map of grounds
         * Inform you of cemetery rules about rubbing or photos
         * Photos are better than rubbing

 * Inactive cemeteries
         * Town records
         * Historical Societies
         * Churches
         * Local Funeral Homes
* Stone rubbing causes damage to older stones
 * Before rubbing try other methods of gathering information
         * Cemetery operators
         * Internet
(courtesy of respected cemetery preservationist Mark Morton)
* Preserve markers do not destroy them

* Grave stones should be preserved by the families, however many are not.

* Contact the cemetery if you see graves in disrepair or poor conditions

* Do not use wired brushes of any kind

* Do contact professional whenever possible

* Do become active

* Find out what's happening in your area
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