What the Law Requires: If
graves are to be disturbed due to development or other reasons, the Georgia Code
requires that a permit be obtained from the city or county where the cemetery is
located. According to Ga. Code 36-72-5, the permit application must
- Proof of title to the land
- Archaeologist's report giving number &
locations of graves
- Survey prepared by registered surveyor
showing location & boundaries of cemetery
- Plan by professional genealogist for
identifying & notifying living descendants
- Proposal for limiting or avoiding effects
of cemetery project.
I adhere to the BCG, APG, and CAFG Genealogical Standards and
Codes of Ethics. I am able to offer the following services to archaeological firms, departments of
transportation, consulting firms, or others for compliance with the Georgia Cemetery Law:
Member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy
- Trace deceased person to living
- Compile genealogy charts & trees
- Prepare court-ready genealogy report
- Prepare affidavit of due diligence for court
- Compile mailing addresses of living
- Expert, uninterested party testimony in court hearings
Expediency - Reasonable hourly rates - All information held confidential.
My hourly fee includes research, analysis, and report preparation. Expenses such as vital records fees, photocopies, postage, database search fees, and parking are billed in addition to the hourly rate.
Any large or unusual expenses are pre-approved by the client.
Contact me for a free, no-obligation estimate.