Project 4: Grave Site
1. Designing a map grid of the
Wausaukee Cemetery to plot all
burial locations using a visual map.
Graves are not all perfectly located
in the plots with in the grid so we
will determine correct placement of
the graves. Cemetery Association
Members have offered assistance with
2. Cleaning & photographing the
individual grave stones at the
Wausaukee Cemetery. Photographing front and rear
for Veterans stones who have Bronze
plaques mounted. Save the
photographic images of the grave
stones in a logical name that will
assist us with retrieving the data
about an individual. We can use up
to 32 characters in the name.
3. Documenting in a computer
database the names, dates, location
on the grid, Veterans Status, maiden
names, altered last names and other
pertinent info. This will assist us
in setting up the ability to search
the database for specific data.
4. Locating and collecting the
obituaries found from other sources
and matching them to the grave
occupants for our database.
Importing the obituaries into the
computer and saving them out as PDF
files for future uploading.
6. Uploading the data base to the
National Tombstone site to allow
anyone to search the data base for
genealogy studies they are
7. Distribute the information
gathered to the Wausaukee Public
Library for public access to the
8. Distribute the information to
the Wausaukee Cemetery Association.
They currently have binders,
rudimentary map and a minimal
database that would benefit our more
comprehensive information gathering
database is to created.
Skills Used: Work
with a team to map out the
cemetery boundaries of
photograph the individual grave
stones and save the files on
computer for easy access.
Accuracy in mapping the physical
locations is important for this