Friday, July 27, 2018

The Outer Cove Cemetery Transcription Bee! August 9th

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum
744 Logy Bay Road, Logy Bay

(backup rain date: August 16th, 2018)

This combination workshop/documentation project will instruct participants in how to transcribe grave markers. You’ll learn about the DOs and DON’Ts of recording inscriptions, tombstone symbols and stone types, how to fill out cemetery marker forms, and assist the Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum in collecting tombstone information at the St. Francis of Assisi RC Cemetery. Participants will take a walk about the cemetery and then will record contemporary grave markers, as part of the Museum’s ongoing project to maintain a database of cemetery inscriptions.

The workshop component will take place at the LBMCOC Museum, followed by fieldwork at the nearby cemetery. Participants should bring comfortable closed-toe shoes/boots, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring their own bug spray/sunscreen.  This event is a partnership between Heritage NL and the LBMCOC Museum.

Cost: $10 (includes refreshments, instruction, and materials)
Pre-registration required at

Proposed Audience: heritage and church volunteers, genealogists, researchers

Biography of presenter:
Dale Jarvis is the Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the province of NL, helping communities safeguard traditional culture. Dale holds a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology (Trent), and a MA in Folklore (Memorial). He has worked for Heritage NL since 1996, and is Adjunct Faculty with the Memorial University Department of Folklore. He regularly teaches on oral history, cultural documentation, and public folklore.


For more information:

Katie Crane
Museum Coordinator
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum
(709) 726-5272

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