Old burying grounds are disappearing into memory as they become overgrown with brush and the like. Their headstones and footstones are crumbling into non-existence. The Connecticut Gravestone Network works tirelessly to prevent this deterioration. It is essential that an eternal resting place be cared for. The public is invited to attend an admission-free seminar by Ruth Shapleigh-Brown on this very topic on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The Orchards hosted by the Southington Genealogical Society.
Ruth Shapleigh-Brown is the founder and executive director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network. She is a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies having served as Conference Chairperson and Board member. She is a member of Connecticut League of Historic Organizations, Connecticut Professional Genealogists, and the volunteer organization Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, Inc. (FOSA). An important area of her work is with Town and Municipal leaders concerning cemetery boundaries when they are threatened by development.