Networks are an important element in developing professional connections, education, and communities. This is a directory of networks related to the historic trades.

Connect with Professionals

This page hosts a roster of professional networks related to the historic building trades. Membership-based networks are open to individual, organizational, and/or businesses–some networks will have prerequisite qualifications.

Do you know a network that should be added or a network that is no longer active? Submit an entry! This helps us keep the database an up-to-date and relevant resource. As available, please include the name of the organization, contact information, website and social media, membership type, activities and publications, and trade skills practiced.

Association for Gravestone Studies

Photo of Association for Gravestone Studies
Address PO Box 2975 Amherst MA 01004 United States Primary Phone: 413.772.0836 Website: Website

The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones. At every opportunity, AGS cooperates with groups that have similar interests.


Open to individuals and businesses


Annual conference, cemetery tours, workshops, and classes


Markers: Annual Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies, AGS Quarterly magazine, and monthly e-newsletter.

Trade Skills

Conservation and documentation of historic gravemarkers. Open to people with interest in art, history, art history, genealogy, archaeology, anthropology, conservation, and material culture.

Events hosted by AGS