Research Clearinghouse

AGS offers assistance to members involved in research on specific types of gravestones, carver attribution, symbols and ornamental carving, epitaphs, and other aspects of gravestones studies. Members may access this resource by contacting the AGS office. Inquiries may also be placed in the AGS monthly electronic newsletter by sending the query to the AGS office. Before you ask a question, please check our Preservation/Conservation, Symbolism and FAQ's sections. Your questions might've already been answered there.


Another wonderful resource is The Farber Gravestone Collection, containing over 13,500 images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones, most which were made prior to 1800, in the Northeastern part of the United States. The late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber, were responsible for the largest portion of the collection. this online version of the Farber Gravestone Collection is sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society and can be accessed here.

The Association for Gravestone Studies
Greenfield Corporate Center
101 Munson Street - Suite 108
Greenfield, MA 01301

413.772.0836 | info@gravestonestudies.org

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