The Council for Scottish Archaeology has produced an excellent e-booklet for anyone who plans to spend some research time in Scottish cemeteries. While the information in the booklet describes Scottish cemeteries in detail, much of the information applies to cemeteries elsewhere.
In order to show the topics covered, here is the Table of Contents:
1. Introduction to Scotland's graveyards
i. Examples of built features found in graveyards
ii. Examples of carved stones and gravestones found in graveyards
iii. Examples of ironwork found in graveyards
iv. Example of woodwork found in graveyards
2. Gravestone symbolism and carvings
3. How to fill out the CSA Graveyard Recording Form
4. Health and Safety in historic graveyards
5. Select bibliography
6. Contact addresses
As the title of chapter 3 insinuates, the Council for Scottish Archaeology wishes to record all possible information about graveyards in Scotland. As the Council does not have a pool of manpower available to visit each graveyard and record the information themselves, the Council is asking genealogists and other interested individuals to help. Chapter 3 describes how you can record the graveyard name, address, status, usage, care and ownership, features, and even gravestone transcriptions. You can submit the information to the address provided in the book.
An Introduction to Graveyard Recording in Scotland is published as a PDF file. You can read it on screen on your computer or (optionally) print it on your own printer.
To read An Introduction to Graveyard Recording in Scotland, go to http://www.scottishgraveyards.org.uk/csa/Docs/Guide_1.01.pdf