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From: Shone Brooks <>
Subject: Re: [MIWASHTE] Collection at Bentley
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:53:31 -0700 (PDT)
If a text file (Word, PDF or other) can be generated, I'd be happy to find a way to get it uploaded to the Washtenaw MIGenWeb Site. But GenWeb Tombstone project uploading is still a good idea and if loaded there, I can add links to the material there once uploaded in addition to, or as an altrnaitve to such a text file.
Shone Brooks, PMP
County Coordinator for MIGenWeb-Iosco and MIGenWeb-Washtenaw
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Subject: [MIWASHTE] Collection at Bentley
I know there is a black book that lists what is in the particular boxes of
the Ann Arbor DAR collection at the Bentley, and it says cemetery rrecords, but
I don't think it identifies them as Washtenaw Co cemeteries. . The one of
most interest to Washtenaw is Box 5. In it were 3 folders in the box
particular to Manchester interest, but the box also contains other cemeteries in
Washtenaw besides Oak Grove and Reynold's Corner, both in Manchester township.
Each page of a cemetery record has actually 3 tombstone readings so if the
folder on a particular cemetery contains 10 pages there is probably info
about 30 tombstones. Oak Grove Manchester had 82 pages, Reynold's Corner had 62
pages I believe. I am pretty sure Vermont Cemetery Saline was there, I can't
remember what others, I know there were other cemeteries. They would be
very good for the cemetery tombstone reading people. As I said earlier, I found
info in that box on tombstones in Oak Grove Manchester that is now worn off
of the tombstones and is no longer readable.
Any photos of any pages would be wonderful. They are all loose pages, so
you won't have a problem trying to keep a book open. From what I remember the
DAR gleaned the info from family history and bibles tombstone reading etc I
would guess maybe in the 1940's but not real sure of the date.
When I get the Oak Grove copies that I asked for, I am going to use them
along with other sources I have available, including the first 2 original
cemetery books for Oak Grove Manchester, to update the tombstone reading the
society did back years ago, probably in the late 1980's. When I am finished, we
will know probably 99% of the people buried in Oak Grove Manchester even if
they don't have a tombstone. I have also asked for copies of the Reynold's
Corner Cemetery also Manchester, when I get that list done, we will know almost
all who are there, even if they no longer have or never had a tombstone. I
hope to have this project done this summer.
Since the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw Co web site has not been updated
as far as cemeteries in a number of years, someone suggested I post the
results on GEBWEB, and I will do under Washtenaw Co. I will also make available
the results in the Manchester Historical Room at the Manchester District
Library and I can do a PDF or WORD document if someone would like to have it.
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