I am advocating Cemetery Preservation in Louisiana through Wikispaces, a collaborative community wiki. If you are a Parish Keeper in Louisiana - please add me as a friend!
More on Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
While you are recording cemeteries in Louisiana, if you happen upon a cemetery that has been vandalized, abandoned or neglected, Louisiana Cemetery Preservation would like to encourage you to report the cemetery to local, parish, and state leaders.
Louisiana Cemetery Preservation has passed new legislation in the year 2010 that assists with preserving Louisiana's historical treasures in our communities - its cemeteries. There are new requirements with regards to reporting abandoned, neglected, or unknown cemeteries in Louisiana (within 72 hours) to the Louisiana Department of Archaeology. 225-342-8170 or [email protected]
There is also a new Louisiana Historic Cemetery Preservation Board made up of nine members familiar with the cemeteries of Louisiana and Cemetery Law within Louisiana. The board members are currently pending approval by the Lt. Governor of Louisiana.
It has been the effort of many to report vandalized, abandoned, or poorly maintained cemeteries through this website here
You may view a list of reports that Louisiana Cemetery Preservation has amassed spanning several years here. These reports include efforts of Louisiana Saving Graves by Bill Spurlock.
If you would like to advocate personally for the preservation and maintenance your local community cemetery you are encouraged to use this contact list:
Thank you for preserving the history of Louisiana through taking current photographs of Louisiana cemeteries!
Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
Louisiana Cemeteries - Wikispaces
Saving Graves* Updated to include Louisiana
Louisiana Cemeteries @ RootsWeb
Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Mailing List
Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Ancestry Message Board