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From: "Trevia W Beverly" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] How to list a cemertary for roots web?
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 20:27:34 -0600
I have no idea what Rootsweb requirements are. But, if for hardcopy
publication, for a true transcription of a cemetery we would hope that it
would *NOT* be alphabetical! You loose the family this way. The cemetery
should be read - and noted in what order (rows, etc.) - so that the family
with different last names within the same plot will be recognized. Then an
alphabetical index should be made. With today's wonderful tools there is no
reason not to be able to easily attach an index .... full name, please.
And while on the subject, societies that did cemetery transcriptions this
way many years ago --almost always without any kind of index, or a surname
index at best -would do genealogical research a great service to redo those
books in plot order and with a full name index.
By the way <grin> it is cemetEry --- for you will tary [tarry] there all
Trevia Wooster Beverly
Houston, Harris County, Texas
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Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 5:17 PM
Subject: [APG] How to list a cemertary for roots web?
> Is there a roots web rule that only those graves with markers are listed
> a cemetery posted on rootsweb? We have a dispute with a small but vocal
> and I would like to resolve the matter and thought I would ask here. In
> particular cemetery only those who have grave marker are named in an
> "alphabetical" listing. It seems to me that their are flaw in listing that
> I inquired I was told that Rootsweb required it to be that way.
> Margaret Amundson
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