COUNTY, KENTUCKY CEMETERY NEWSLETTER
8 JAN/FEB 2008
It is believed that all of
the photos of stones that have been taken thus far have
been posted to Find-a-Grave. One of our photographers,
has moved to Florida and
MIKE DENIS is
in the process of moving from Casey County to Boyle
County but will still be available to help with the
photography when he gets settled. In fact, he reports
that his new home has a cemetery in his back yard!
In the meantime
has photographed and posted the May-Maxey Cemetery in
If anyone wishes to join
a group of us for photographing more cemeteries in Casey
County we will be doing this project from May 23-31.
There are good and not so good reasons for choosing this
week. The good is that most of the cemeteries are mowed
due to Memorial Day and it is early enough to not have
the snake problem and heat to deal with. The bad thing
about this week is that many of the stones are covered
with flowers, which makes them more difficult to
photograph. If interested please contact:
The approximate count of
what we have done thus far is: 200 cemeteries, 17,000
photos and 32,000 persons added to FAG.
The photographs are being
renamed from picture number to the people’s names in
preparation of donation of disks to the Casey County
Library. This is time consuming. The complete database
with of all the photos is also being compiled.
Hopefully, the photography, disks and database will be
completed by early fall.
Earlier in 2007 I
received a disk with photos of the Hustonville Cemetery
stones taken by
STEPHEN ANDREW MYERS as mentioned in previous
newsletters. I held onto the disk needing to obtain
permission from him or his family to use the photos on
Find-a-Grave. I was very excited when this permission
was finally obtained in August, 2007. Unfortunately, a
few weeks ago I learned that there were about 6 photos
on the disk that were not his photos but those of
ROBERTA TAYLOR JONES.
She requested that they be removed from the Find a Grave
site, which was done. I want to apologize to her for
using her photos unintentionally. The good news is that
the rest of the Hustonville cemetery that was not yet
photographed by Stephen will be done this Spring.
Several of us have begun
the BIG project of taking all of the information we have
from the stones, obits, death certificates, etc. and
linking them together into a giant family tree. It is
estimated that this project will take 1-2 years to
complete. Many people have contributed GEDCOM files to
me and I have been incorporating them into the master
but this too is time consuming because each entry must
be made individually.
At this time, the tree is
“private” which means that the general public cannot
view our work. It is available for viewing only by
invitation. People who have contributed have access to
it right now. At the conclusion of the project, the
“tree” will be available for “public” viewing but
“living” individuals will not be seen. If you would are
willing to contribute photographs or stories of your
Casey County ancestors and/or your family tree your
contribution will be most welcome.
Due to the fact that we
are not currently adding new photos to Find a Grave, the
next newsletter will not likely be published until May.