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Cemetery Survey

Sep 22nd, 2015 Posted in Cemeteries, Public History | no comment »

I am conducting a survey for use in my graduate project. The study is to understand how cemetery associations operate from the perspective of the general public, the association members themselves, and the state agencies overseeing the local cemeteries. I am looking at how pioneer/abandoned cemeteries could be better cared for, and what resources these associations and agencies need to accomplish this.

I am inviting your participation, which will involve answering a brief survey that should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. You have the right not to answer any question, and to stop participation at any time. Your answers will remain anonymous.

Confidentiality will be maintained by making sure the answers are completely anonymous, and used only in a tally of all the responses, such as “35% of respondents believe that ____ should be done for cemeteries in Texas.” The results of this study may be used in reports, presentations, or publications but your name will not be used and is not even asked for in the survey, so please do not provide it. If one is given, it will be removed prior to any publication.

The links below depend on your affiliation.

If you are a cemetery association member at large, genealogist, historian, or other cemetery enthusiast, please answer the questions on this survey:

If you are a member of a cemetery association board, please answer the questions on this survey:

If you are an employee or volunteer at the State Historic Preservation Office or other municipal agency charged to oversee cemeteries, please answer the questions on this survey:

These surveys are only available for 7 days so please answer and share as quickly as possible. Thank you for your time!