Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Perkins Cemetery Records are Being Digitized

Click here to read a recent Sandusky Register article which discusses the digitization project of the Perkins Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio. Thanks for this great news! It will be a great help to family history researchers when it is completed.


Nancy said...

I wonder what procedures the government had to go through to be able to move the bodies/caskets. I have heard that these days a descendant has to contacted before a grave can be disturbed and that old cemeteries are avoided as much as possible because of the difficulty of finding descendants. It probably wasn't the same in the 1940s. It's good they put a marker. I wonder if they were able to record the names of all who were buried in the original location. It's great they're digitizing the records. That will be a great help.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Hi Nancy,

I am pretty sure that in the 1940s, when they moved the caskets, that they did not have complete records, and they fear that some bodies may have remained at the old site.