Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

JoCo Library District offering online cemetery inventory

November 12, 2008

Johnson County Library will enable names and dates on grave markers in Johnson County cemeteries to be more accessible to genealogists and other researchers. With assistance from a grant of $38,923 from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund, the Johnson County Library will implement its Digital Cemetery Project: Recording and Preserving Cemeteries in Johnson County.

The grant funds will be used to complete and format an inventory of local cemeteries that will be accessible on a Web site managed by the Johnson County Library, www.jocohistory. Total project cost is $61,860, with the remainder of the funding provided by the library. Web Content Developer David LaCrone is managing the project.

The full inventory of Johnson County cemeteries will include names, dates, grave locations, and photographs of grave markers. The existing Digital Cemetery Project Web site will be moved from private ownership and hosting to the Johnson County Library’s system, resulting in faster response time for users.

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