This project consists of the transcription of information from every tombstone in hundreds and hundreds of cemeteries. Before the Maine Inscription Project - aka MIP - was begun, researchers would generally head to larger cemeteries in hopes of finding the elusive graveyard holding the remains of an ancestor. However, someone who lived far away with limited time on their hands would be hard pressed to visit (let alone find) a 200-year old family cemetery in the back field of an old deserted farmhouse located a half-mile off the Route 23 county highway road, and 100 feet beyond a cluster of oak trees and bushes, with nothing but a crude slate marker, engraved by hand, that is partially covered by the earth.
Oh my! Such dedication on the part of these inspired volunteers! They give up their free time (often on weekends) because of a sincere desire to preserve the final resting places of departed individuals.
Contact us as to format and data collection procedures. Volunteers are urged to submit listings, updates and corrections for this project to:
MOCA Cemetery Inscription Project
Augusta ME 04332-0641
Abigail Burbeck, d. 9 Jul 1790
First Parish Cemetery
Berry's Mills Road, Bath