Earnest Registered User
#16

kildarejohn said:
Can the OP post a link to the above guidelines on "non-impact" methods. Using artificial light is "easier said than done" - is there a particular type of light recommended?
I have tried both battery torches and photographic flash units with not much success.


Not difficult of find on google: https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/content/files/guidance_care_conservation_recording_historic_graveyards_2011_7mb.pdf

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kildarejohn Registered User
#17



Thanks, that is a very comprehensive and interesting guide.
The advice on lighting though is perhaps a bit out of date - i.e. portable generator and halogen lights. LED lights are now much more efficient than halogen, and can be powered by a battery instead of a generator. So I think I will visit my local hardware and buy a couple of LED lights of the type sold for use in workshops/garages and try out the technique.

Jellybaby1 Registered User
#18

I'm horrified to see all those chalkmarks. I may check FB for that group, but probably won't find it.

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hblock21 Registered User
#19

Those pictures that you posted are an absolute disgrace. And the pink! When will it wash off?
Imagine if family visited the plot!

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GreeBo Registered User
#20

Using cheap tinfoil usually works well
Some examples here:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33059891/jane-goold/photo#view-photo=16323093

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shar01 Registered User
#21

Depending on the weather, I use a mirror or an umbrella - it's all about casting a shadow. Got a cheap A4 size mirror in dealz that works a treat.

Yer wan using the chalk is a vandal.

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shar01 Registered User
#22

Jellybaby1 said:
I'm horrified to see all those chalkmarks. I may check FB for that group, but probably won't find it.


If you find it, would you mind posting a link.

Hermy Registered User
#23

shar01 said:
Yer wan using the chalk is a vandal.

+1

She mightn't realise it but that's what she is.

Jellybaby1 Registered User
#24

shar01 said:
If you find it, would you mind posting a link.



Mebbe we should all have a look, one of us might be successful. It would distress me to find family graves in that state.

Irish Kings Registered User
#25

Leave the dead alone.

Hermy Registered User
#26

Irish Kings said:
Leave the dead alone.


As genealogists we can do no such thing.

But it's the headstone that concerns us - not the remains.

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Irish Kings Registered User
#27

Hermy said:
As genealogists we can do no such thing.

But it's the headstone that concerns us - not the remains.


leave them alone.

Hermy Registered User
#28

Irish Kings said:
leave them alone.


Leave who alone?

pinkypinky Moderator
#29

Irish King: we don't encourage vandalism.

Thread's run its course everyone.

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