Association for Gravestone Studies
Founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones.
Farber Gravestone Collection
An image library containing over 13,500 images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones, most of which were made prior to 1800, in the Northeastern part of the United States. Included are 31 photographs of 14 Brookline stones. To view the Brookline stones, search by data field - City equals Brookline.

Other Massachusetts Burying Grounds

A Very Grave Matter (New England Colonial Cemeteries)
Historic Burying Grounds, Boston
Cape Cod Gravestones
Old North Burying Ground, Ipswich
Old Burial Hill, Marblehead
Cemeteries of Martha's Vineyard
Nantucket Cemeteries
Walker-Blake Graveyard, Taunton
First and Second Burial Grounds of Woburn
Cemetery Records Online
Find a Grave


Tiptoeing through the Tombstones
Gravestone studies at Beverly High School
Regional Studies of Mortuary Customs in New England
Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Death and Dying in Puritan New England
High school curriculum from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Reading Gravestones
Reed College Study Guide
Teaching Tools for Local History: Cemeteries
Classroom guide from the Massachusetts Studies Project


Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places
National Register of Historic Places
Historic Cemeteries Preservation Initiative
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Friends of Burial Hill

Last Updated: 9/10/15