|Google search result|
The holidays are often a time when we go and visit a local or family cemetery. As we gather with family, we like to remember those no longer with us.
This also means that we might want to take photos. As an individual, taking a photo here and there, we will probably not run into any issues and if we then decide to photograph the entire cemetery as part of a cemetery survey project, or as a service project, a knowledge of legal rights becomes very important!
The Legal Genealogist, Judy G Russell, in response to a readers query ...
Reader Timothy Campbell in
Elmira, Ontario, Canada,
and a cousin of his in , have encountered some
problems in taking gravestone photographs. “As an active genealogist I have
taken part in transcribing and photographing headstones in cemeteries,” Tim
writes. “I was recently told that I could not photograph headstones in our municipal
cemetery without permission from the municipality. … The same scenario happened
to my cousin in Grand Rapids,
Michigan , in May. … What law does
this fall under?” Grand Rapids,
... provides a lot of great information that you will want to know! Read her post, bibliography and all the posted comments – a lot of really great information is to be found.
What has been your experience with cemeteries which you have wanted to photograph?
copyright © National Ge
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.
NGS does not imply endorsement of any outside advertiser or other vendors appearing in this blog.
Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from
Please drop us a note telling us where and when you are using the article.
Express written permission is required if you wish to republish UpFront articles
for commercial purposes. You may send a request for express written permission
to [email protected].
All republished articles may not be edited or reworded and must contain the
copyright statement found at the bottom of each UpFront article.
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with
NGS posts are always
welcome. Please send any suggested topics to [email protected]
Great Post!! I had no idea that you needed to know any rules about taking photos of headstones for certain projects.ReplyDelete