The Slingerland Family Burial Vault was recently renovated. On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. the burial site will be re-dedicated. See the attached flyer for further details.
30 August 2021
13 August 2021
11 July 2021
Hands-on Gravestone Conservation Workshop
When: Saturday, 24 July 2021
Where: Beverwyck Cemetery, Washington Ave., Rensselaer, near Doane Stuart School
Time: 8:30 AM till 1 PM
In our outdoor classroom, the Beverwyck Cemetery, learn hands-on, the proper methods and what materials are used to correctly conserve gravestones. Christopher White, genealogist, historian, and gravestone conservator will lecture, demonstrate, and instruct one-on-one with attendees the following:
∙ Different types and styles of gravestones
∙ Problems associated with gravestones
∙ Knowing your limitations
∙ Proper method for cleaning gravestones
∙ Resetting tablet style gravestones
∙ Resetting mortise and tenon gravestones
∙ Repairing broken gravestones
30 May 2021
Details are below:
10 May 2021
18 April 2021
Well, I have not posted in quite a while due to the demands of the BU program. Initially I believed that many of the reviews regarding the time commitment for the program might have been exaggerated. The time involved in this is huge. That is if you want to be successful.
There is a little more than two weeks left in the program. Yes, I am still in it. I cannot say that the course was easy. It was not. The instructors want you to succeed but you are working completely on your own.
Was it worth it? Yes, I feel that I will be a better genealogist if I continue to use the methods and practiced that are taught in the course. I am still hoping for that sheepskin.