JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marking gravestone sites -- report #general

Thomas F. Weiss

Dear JGenners --
Thanks so much to the many respondents who took the trouble
to answer my request for suggestions for marking gravestone sites. I
thought everyone might be interested in learning of the suggestions
which I have catergorized as follows:

(1) Marker placed in ground near gravestone: orange golf tees; small
candles in aluminum holders; small surveyors flags; small plastic or
wooden plant markers; brightly colored plastic drink stirrers; spray
paint used by utility companies on ground; flour spread on ground.

(2) Objects tied around gravestones: ribbon; gardener's plastic and
wire plant ties; cord; twine; copper wire clad with bright color;
crepe paper ribbons; bright plumber's tape

(3) Objects placed on gravestones: stick; rock; rock holding down a
bright ribbon

(4) Other strategies: make an accurate map of the cemetery and
indicate the gravestones on the map

I have not yet decided which of these suggested methods I
will use, but several of these suggestions sound promising. I
particularly like the ones in which something is placed on the ground
near the gravestone since these are least likely to damage anything.
I will report back after my trip to let everyone know which method
was used and whether it was successful.

Many thanks for your help,

Tom Weiss

Thomas Fischer Weiss
Newton, MA

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