Re: [alabamahistory] FW: [AL-CEM] ALABAMA CEMETERIES CONFERENCE
- Please note that the Alabama Archives reference room now closes at 4:30, not 5:00. Also, our Adams Avenue entrance will probably still be closed due to construction.
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>>> "A.J. Wright" <a.j.wright@...> 10/27/03 09:53AM >>>fyi..aj wright // ajwright@...
Subject: [ALMONTGO-L] ALABAMA CEMETERIES Important EVENT!
> Dear friends and fellow researchers,CONFERENCE!
> Important event! PRESERVING ALABAMA'S CEMETERIES - WORKSHOP AND
> Subjects covered:
> "Effective Cemetery Laws and Legal Actions"
> Cemetery Workshop and Conference - Nov. 1, 2003
> Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance (ACPA) Membership
> ACPA Web Site - NEW!
> Become an ACPA County Representative!
> Please read this entire message - there is important information all
> the way to the bottom for everyone!
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> "Effective Cemetery Laws and Legal Actions"
> and Cemetery Workshop
> Sponsored by:
> The Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance
> The Alabama Historical Commission
> The Montgomery Genealogical Society, Inc
> The Alabama Preservation Alliance
> Date: Saturday November 1, 2003
> Time: 9:30a.m. -3:30p.m.
> Place: Alabama Archives Auditorium
> 624 Washington Avenue
> Montgomery, Alabama
> Important Event: If you missed the cemetery workshop last November,
> don't overlook this important follow-up event!! Preservationists,
> genealogists, legal advisors, county and state officials are
> scheduled to participate in workshop presentations and panels on
> Alabama cemetery laws and legal actions that YOU can take to preserve
> your family, town or county cemetery. Help us improve and enforce
> the laws - attend the workshop, join the ACPA and show your support.
> Also on the workshop agenda (not to be missed) - a Monument Repair
> Specialist will answer your questions about what to do and NOT to do
> in repairing your ancestors' broken markers. Photographs of "before"
> and "after" work conducted in both remote rural sites and city
> cemeteries will be shown.
> Registration: Cemetery Workshop with lunch-$25, without lunch $20.
> ACPA members Cemetery Workshop with lunch-$15, without lunch-$10. Fee
> includes a box lunch, complimentary morning refreshments, door prizes
> and more. County/cemetery/history/genealogy books will be available
> for purchase during workshop (inquire if you would like space for
> your society or books). You'll even have time for research in the
> reference room before the Archives closes at 5:00 p.m. Send
> registration and check payable to: ACPA Cemetery Workshop, P. O. Box
> 230194, Montgomery, AL 36123-0194 (or pay by PayPal). For further
> information, email Joyce Nicoll, the President of ACPA:
> Email: alabama79@...
> REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 24, 2003.
> PAYPAL NOW AVAILABLE: If you would like to register and pay by credit
> card, the ACPA is now set up to receive Cemetery Workshop Conference
> fees, and ACPA Membership dues through PayPal. If you are already
> familiar with PayPal and wish to make use of this convenient service
> when sending in your Conference fees and/or ACPA Membership fees,
> please email me directly and I will send you brief and easy
> instructions (my email address are at the bottom of the page). PayPal
> is one of the most secure methods of making credit card payments over
> the Internet and accepts several different cards (MasterCard/Visa,
> AmX, Discover and eCHECK). If you have not used PayPal before and
> would like to check it out, please go to http://www.paypal.com
> (There is no cost to you to sign up.) Then email me for the PayPal
> account info to make a payment.
> If you would like me to send you a flyer all about the Cemetery
> Workshop Conference (PDF), and/or an ACPA Membership form (PDF) (no
> obligation to join if you wish to receive the form), (see bottom of
> page for may email addresses). If you do not have the ability to read
> a PDF file, you can download a FREE Acrobat Reader to view PDF's for
> either PC or MAC from
> http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html You may also
> send in membership fees through PayPal and mail in a print-out copy
> of the completed form (address is on the form). We are working on an
> on-line membership form that can be completed and sent in over the
> Internet, but it is not quite ready.
> ACPA WEB SITE! We are in the process of building a wonderful web site
> for the ACPA, which will debut in a presentation at the Cemetery
> Workshop/Conference on Nov. 1. This site will be dedicated to sharing
> all kinds of material on PRESERVING, RESTORING AND CONSERVING Alabama
> Cemeteries. It is CHOCK-FULL of all kinds of GREAT things. Many of
> Alabama's cemeteries are being lost to the elements of mother nature,
> neglect and vandalism. The ACPA is working "hand in hand" with the
> Alabama Historical Commission to make sure that you have all the
> information you need to help preserve Alabama's Cemetery Heritage.
> One of the main missions of the ACPA is to encourage individuals,
> families and community groups to ADOPT a cemetery and take steps to
> help restore and preserve it. Issues on monument theft and vandalism
> are covered, as well as steps to take to ADOPT a cemetery. The site
> will have articles and "step by step" instructions, not only on the
> techniques of preserving and repairing cemeteries and grave markers,
> but also on the processes of establishing a non-profit Cemetery
> Association in Alabama, including by-laws, Articles of Association,
> and how and who to submit these to, so you can preserve your
> cemeteries for all time. Much of this information may be adapted to
> cemetery plights throughout the nation. Also a section on the Alabama
> Legal Code pertaining to laws that address the protection of
> cemeteries. AND VERY IMPORTANTLY, the ACPA has established an on-line
> CEMETERY REGISTER - A method/form for you to REGISTER cemeteries and
> burial surveys with the ACPA ON-LINE!. These REGISTERED Cemeteries
> will be recorded in the ACPA database, not only as a method to
> document them, but will be accompanied by a searchable database, so
> the guests to the ACPA web site may search cemeteries by name and
> county. It is the goal of the ACPA to REGISTER every cemetery in the
> state of Alabama. Once you register a cemetery, you may return to
> your original registration and up-date it with additional information
> as you discover it. We will also have a BURIAL LISTING database that
> will allow individuals to submit their cemetery burial surveys, also
> searchable by name, cemetery and county. ALL OF THIS will be
> presented at the Alabama Cemetery Workshop Conference on Nov. 1.
> Meanwhile, please visit the site and sign our GUESTBOOK to be
> notified when the full site will be fully operable and to receive
> further information about the Conference and ACPA Membership.
> http://www.alabama-cemetery-preservation.com or http://www.alcpa.net
> LAST BUT NOT LEAST! become an ACPA COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE! The ACPA is
> establishing a County Representative to act as a liaison for the ACPA
> in each County. We have JUST opened these volunteer positions up and
> they are GOING FAST! If you have Internet access and email and live
> in an Alabama county that you would like to represent, and are
> interested in preserving and recording the cemeteries in your county
> and would like to know more about this very important volunteer
> position, please contact me, or the ACPA County Coordinator, Ted
> Ted's ACPA County Coordinator email address is:
> My email addresses are: bamahart@...
> or my ACPA Web Master address is:
> Thank You, Cynthia Sims Kirkland (ACPA Web Master) and
> Ted Urquhart (ACPA Vice President and County Coordinator)
> P.S. Hope to see you there! Please pass this on!
> Alabama Cemetery Preservation Alliance (ACPA)
> "Preserve, Restore and Venerate."
> Saving Alabama Cemeteries
> Please visit and sign the Guest Book.
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