Over the years she has traveled to 1500 cemeteries to photograph their conditions. Volunteering to Graveyardscom, local genealogists sites, libraries, cemeteries board members/owners and families.

As a cemetery preservationist, she promotes and teaches the learning that she has been taught through the Illinois Historical Preservation Agency out of Springfield, Illinois. It is a method of preserving the cemeteries to it's closest most natural condition. Angie teaches preservation with her restoration team The Good Samaritans Restoration she founded in 2013. Here in Illinois you need a permit to do preservation work in an unregistered cemetery. The IHPA is in charge of granting permits. You need to be trained in order to apply for the permits.

Angie is the writer and host to the facebook page call "Beneath our Illinois Roots". Where she writes about historical burials and places in Illinois. She has traveled to all 102 counties in Illinois to photograph cemeteries.

In 2012, she started and became the chairperson for the Illinois Chapter for the Association for Gravestone Studies. She traveled twice a year to hold meetings through out Illinois teaching about cemeteries. As of June of 2015, she stepped down due to the much demand of restoration and traveling.

She has been in many newspaper, radio, tv, and online interviews. She has her own column " Central Illinois Cemeteries Revised" in the Southern Piatt Record Herald where she talks to you about burials from everywhere. Angie has donated a lot of time to spreading the importance of preserving our cemeteries.

This summer she will be joining a historical team out of Chicago made of 5 chosen researchers here in Illinois. They will cover all different subjects about the state. She will be their person who shares her research about preservation, cemeteries and burials in Illinois.

If you would like to contact her please write or email to:
Angie Johnson
P.O. Box 22
Bement, Illinois


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