How to submit a cemetery report

Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:30 - Last Updated Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:57

How to submit a cemetery report

If you have found a cemetery that is NOT listed with the Louisiana Cemetery Board as an ACTIVE cemetery and that contains graves 50 years of age or older, and is unkept, abandoned or neglected or otherwise UNKNOWN, a  report should be filed with the Regional Louisiana Dept. of Archaeology, the Louisiana Attorney General, and the local Sheriffs office. You may find a list of contacts here . Recent updates to Louisiana cemetery law require reporting within 72 hours .

If the cemetery is ACTIVE and is accepting burials, then it falls under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Cemetery Board. The Louisiana Cemetery Board can be contacted online, in addition to the local police, Sheriff, and Louisiana Attorney Generals office.

The online form for submission through Louisiana Cemetery Preservation website can be found here or you may send an email to louisianacemeteries@yahoo.com

Please answer as many of the following questions as possible when making a submission via email:

Cemetery Name     Parish     Driving directions     Condition description     Earliest record     Your name, address, email     Organization     Todays date     Alternate cemetery name     GIS GPS Location     Does the cemetery have a sign?     Is the cemetery access road public or private?    

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How to submit a cemetery report
Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:30 - Last Updated Wednesday, 29 December 2010 20:57

Are burial records available?     Source of burial records:     Source of photo:     Approximate number of internments     Overall condition of markers     Most common surnames found

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See examples: Saving Graves Louisiana Archived Reports .

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