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AGS Field Guide No. 1: Analyzing Cemetery Data by The Association for Gravestone Studies1
AGS Field Guide No. 3: Guide to Forming a "Cemetery Friends" Organization by Helen Sclair3
Gravestone Rubbing for Beginners by Jessie Lie Farber5
AGS Field Guide No. 6: Basic Guide to Carver Research by The Association for Gravestone Studies6
AGS Field Guide No. 8: Symbolism in the Carving on Gravestones by The Association for Gravestone Studies8
AGS Field Guide No. 9: Model Legislation by The Association for Gravestone Studies9
AGS Field Guide No. 10: Making Replicas of Gravestone Designs by The Association for Gravestone Studies10
AGS Field Guide No. 16: What Do You Do When you Find a "Lost" Gravestone? by The Association for Gravestone Studies16
AGS Field Guide No. 13: A Technique for the Experienced Rubber by Jessie Lie Farber18
AGS Field Guide No. 18: Discussion and Research Topics by The Association for Gravestone Studies18

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