Recording Cemeteries

March 2, 2023

A Way to Keep from Losing Our History

Joanna Green, Archeologist – Cemetery Preservation for the Community Services Division of Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources will discuss the debut of the DHR online tool to record Virginia cemeteries and will give a presentation on Virginia Burial Law.

Robin Patton and Gloria Gilmore will talk about the “cemetery days” that One Shared Story has organized working through African- American churches and local historical societies and how best to use what people know about a cemetery along with mobile resources to be suppliers of location data to DHR.

Next Meeting:

  • Birdwood with Andi Cumbo
    Thursday, April 4 , at 4 o’clock IN PERSON at Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. Andi will discuss her research – and that done by the esteemed Brian Sheffey – and present not only the predominant family names with ties to Birdwood and the Garth family but also include information about the plans for


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