Gravestone Tips– Memories and Respect for our Headstone Treasures




Shane Wm. Edwards, president of the Carleton Place Historical Society, sent me this tip today from Char Spinosa who posted it on the CanadaGenWeb Cemetery Project Facebook page. As it is hard to share a link on Facebook with millions, I have put it here.

Just wanted to share this and give you permission to use the photo and the instructions.. its an awesome way to be able to see what is on a very old headstone without causing any damage and the results are instant, best of all you can capture it in a photo!!

Using just snow, get a good handful, start from the bottom and work your way up by pressing the snow into the area where the information is you want to retrieve, gently wipe away the excess.The best snow is the heavy, wet packing snow, it sticks great!

The results speak for themselves. Gluck and freely share!! ♥ Char Spinosa‎

Visit the  CanadaGenWeb Cemetery Project on Facebook

Author’s Note–Please respect the headstones and don’t use sidewalk chalk!


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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