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Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey: A Guide [Kindle Edition]

Janice Kohl Sarapin

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This illustrated guidebook to New Jersey's old burial grounds is unique, not just for New Jersey, but for anywhere in America. Janice Kohl Sarapin introduces you to the history and lore of old graveyards. She shows you how to read epitaphs, how to date gravestones by style, how to restore an abandoned graveyard, and how to find out the stories of the people buried there. She describes more than 120 fascinating old burial grounds throughout the state (including the cemeteries of African-Americans, Jewish communities, and other ethnic and religious groups). She provides full directions and details about what makes each one special as well as suggestions for planning your visit and for educational activities to use with children and adults.

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About the Author

JANICE KOHL SARAPIN has been fascinated by old graveyards ever since her childhood. She is a founding member of the New Jersey Graveyard Preservation Society and lives in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5690 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (1 Sept. 1994)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SNUQB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Busirla Grounds of New Jersey: A Guide 21 April 2000
By Kenneth Matto - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent resource for not only finding the old burial grounds in NJ but the explanations of the different funerary art and customs that Janet Sarapin details along with the approriate pictures as a pictorial guide. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to know more about the old burial grounds and their history. These old burial grounds are also a living history of our country.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reading & Resource 23 Feb. 2003
By Kindred Kel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great book for to research genealogy or local history. It's even a great book just to curl up with! The writer did an excellent job! I would love to hear more from her!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 12 Mar. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is truly a great read for those interested in New Jersey social history and culture. Highly recommended! This text also serves as a good resource for genealogical research and study.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 Mar. 2015
By NJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you love old Graveyard art this is a must.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for genealogy 2 Sept. 2011
By RWF - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A good overall book for the genealogy of New Jersey cemetaries. Took a couple of weeks for the book to arrive, otherwise good service.
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