Ebsco has many good articles on the history of burial practices. Understanding such practices is an important part of of writing and understanding your ancestors/family history.
Private Organizations and Associations
The Freedom of Information Act has made it possible for you to obtain many records on your ancestors. But exactly what is it, and how can you use it to further your family history reserach?
Websites of Government Agencies that can assist with your genealogy
Maps are an invaluable resource in your genealogy tool box. They can help you locate where your ancestor lived. There are many different types of maps. Two very important tools are Plat maps, and Sanborn Maps.
Plat Map: A drawing that shows the boundaries and features of a piece of property. In genealogy, platting refers to creating such a drawing from a metes-and-bounds or legal land description as a surveyor would have done.
Sanborn Map: Sanborn Maps was a creator and publisher of maps of US cities and towns. The Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance fire liability in urbanized areas in the United States United. The maps include detailed information about buildings in approximately 12,000 US towns and cities. The maps are invaluable for documenting changes in the built environment of American cities over many decades. They are a highly useful resource for historical research, planning, preservation, genealogical research, sociological studies and research of urban geography.