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A few copies of Cemetery Heritage in Quebec: A Handbook are still available directly from the offices of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN).

Published by QAHN in 2008 as part of its Cemetery Heritage Inventory and Restoration Initiative (CHIRI), the illustrated, 52-page handbook, which is now in its second printing, contains a wealth of information on cemetery law in Quebec, cemetery associations, registered charities, fundraising, municipal citation of heritage sites, cemetery maintenance, gravestone repair, recruiting volunteers, and more.

As rural populations dwindle, assuring the care of historic cemeteries is becoming increasingly challenging. This handbook regards cemeteries "not merely as repositories of the dead, but as tangible links to the past, a part of our heritage to be cherished." It is designed as a reference guide for cemetery trustees and caretakers, and as a starting point for everyone interested in the preservation of Quebec's pioneer heritage.

To order a copy of Cemetery Heritage in Quebec: A Handbook, send cheque or money order for $15.00 (includes shipping and handling to anywhere in Quebec) to QAHN, 400-257 Queen, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), Quebec, Canada J1M 1K7.

For more information, contact QAHN at (819) 564-9595 or at: home@qahn.org .