The abbreviations used throughout the cemetery site refer to the three current books on cemeteries found on the Shore. They are
Each cemetery listed is given its book number in brackets. Thus, the Ames Plot in Northampton County is given the "GI-189" identifier. The Ames Plot is cemetery number 189 in Gravestone Inscriptions. The web page for the Ames Plot on this site will show "Gravestone Inscriptions: #189", followed by the abbreviation for that cemetery as used in that book. This information is shown to facilitate corroboration by researchers.