Livingston historical club hears Seideman
Ryan M. Seideman, Lands and Natural Resources Office section chief for the Louisiana Department of Justice, spoke to the Edward Livingston Historical Association meeting on Aug. 16 at the Livingston Branch Library.
His office provides legal protection for cemeteries and human remains in Louisiana. A registry is maintained of 4,500-5,600 maintained cemeteries in the state. The office also regulates unmarked, isolated, abandoned and historical cemeteries. Seideman discussed laws forbidding destruction and desecration of cemeteries, but said items illegally removed from cemeteries are found on Internet sites such as eBay.
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