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23-08-2018, 11:05   #16
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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/conte...s_2011_7mb.pdf
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23-08-2018, 11:55   #17
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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The advice on lighting though is perhaps a bit out of date - i.e. portable generator and halogen lights.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.
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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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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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Using cheap tinfoil usually works well
Some examples here:
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...photo=16323093
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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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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.
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Yer wan using the chalk is a vandal.
+1

She mightn't realise it but that's what she is.
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25-08-2018, 00:13   #24
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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.
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Leave the dead alone.
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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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As genealogists we can do no such thing.

But it's the headstone that concerns us - not the remains.
leave them alone.
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leave them alone.
Leave who alone?
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Irish King: we don't encourage vandalism.

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