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The idea for this blog was inspired due to my dad's death this summer and the subsequent writing of living wills, health directives, etc. for my own...
I have done a bit of body disposal research and will be working on a cemetery project, which will be documented.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How to start a family/friend cemetery

        1. 1    Pick out a piece of your property that would be appropriate. 

Remember such things as flooding and access to the property.
    • Property in a valley, is ideal for the emotion of decent and when leaving ascent
    • An area for contemplation, forest, grove
    • An area for interaction, stones for piles, gardening, fruit picking
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      Check with your local county clerks office for any special rules or permits that may be required.
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      Survey the spot of land you've picked out. In some states you are required to put a fence around the place you're dedicating. So, be sure to check with your county officials.
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      Map to cemetery location
      Map to cemetery location
      File a Certificate of Declaration of Dedication of Land with your County Clerk. You (the land owner) can file the info and complete the survey yourself. There's no need to hire someone to do this for you.
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      Layout of burial plots
      Layout of burial plots
      When you file your dedication you will need to take a map to the plot. You will also need to make a diagram of how you will lay out the cemetery. Then, in the future, you will need to keep good records as to who is buried there and file those with the County Clerk for record. GPS is now an option.


    1. just talked to somebody about it = idea of burying people vertically in drilled shaft would save a lot of space, .... could stack up a few of us in the same maw.

    2. In California, for example, the coffin must be covered by a minimum of 18 inches of dirt and turf, with new advances in compost technology... perhaps these requirements will change