Newark Newspaper Obit Project
"It's Schmidt, not Smith"
YOU HAVE WHAT THEY NEED – YOU JUST DON’T REALIZE IT YET!
Many of you know that
a group of dedicated volunteers has devoted time over the last six years to
create a database of burials, from old handwritten records, of Woodland
Cemetery, one of Newark’s largest burial grounds.
Even if you don’t
have anyone buried in Woodland Cemetery, but maybe in some other cemetery in the
area, you probably have made copies of a page in one of Newark’s newspapers
– capturing your relative’s obituary - but also
copying maybe 6-10 other obits around it. We’re
asking for your help.
Would you take a moment and dig out that page from your Newark relatives
research file, eyeball the other
obits to see if any of the listings are for persons buried in Woodland
If found, please send
a copy of that obit via e-mail to Mary
Lish. In an effort to
create the most accurate database of burials in Woodland Cemetery, volunteers
and family members of those interred have submitted literally
thousands of copied obituaries to them, which has enabled them to correct the
inaccuracies in the old transcribed records.
With over 80,000 burials from 1855 through today, it is really likely
that many of you have those obits in your dusty files!
And, if you can’t
find where your relatives are buried in Newark, you might want to ask her to
check the database (by name, date, or location).
Their group checks for you, and if a relative is found, they will e-mail
you the information including a list of those buried with your relative too! And
they don’t charge!!
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