Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Where did I go?

For anyone who has happened upon this blog ...

First, thanks for stopping by!

Second, sorry I wasn't here!

I've been focusing my time and efforts on my website and Facebook group, so please join me on those sites if you're interesting in cemeteries.

Best to you!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just published a new book!

While it's not prosey, it is helpful. It's called the "Cemetery Journal," and it's a great tool for you to use to log your cemetery research in while you make your way through the graveyard.

From the back cover: "If you spend your free time in cemeteries, you’re probably a taphophile (someone with a passion for cemeteries). And if you’re a taphophile, the odds are good that you enjoy researching them. From genealogists to historical researchers, this journal will help you keep track of all your cemetery information, grave by grave and cemetery by cemetery."

Check it out at:

Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another new video

This one is a commercial for one of the many presentations I give.

Check this video out -- Cemetery Secrets - Presentations by Minda Powers-Douglas



Monday, August 22, 2011

Authors wanted!

Are you a non-fiction author of a cemetery book? wants to review your book! Contact me to send a review copy. Non-fiction books relating to death or grieving are welcome, as well as poetry within this theme.


Do you love cemeteries? Do you have a video camera?

If you answered "yes" to both these questions, then check out my video announcing the contest with your chance to have your own cemetery show hosted on And, yes, my spokesperson is a puppet (cemetery people have to have a sense of humor).

I can't wait for the entries to start coming in!

Happy cemetery haunting!


New cemetery PSA

I just finished a public service announcement on cemeteries and posted it on YouTube. This is my first use of iMovie in a few years. I didn't forget everything!

The cemetery featured in the video is Chippiannock Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois. If you haven't visited it in person, you really should.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Happy cemetery haunting!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Latest cemetery and related news

Last U.S. veteran of World War I passes away


African-American Cemetery News - blog


Poor stacked in mass graves in Illinois cemetery


Westboro funeral pickets are protected speech, high court rules