Thursday, May 11, 2017

Genealogy In The News

Genealogy In The News:


In Tacoma, Washington:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-forgotten-paupers-cemetery-20160829-snap-story.html

In San Francisco, California:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-miranda-metal-casket-girl-identified-20170509-htmlstory.html

... and the thing I learned. In California, if a cemetery is 200 or more years dormant, the land can be reused again. I did not know this. So it's important for posterity to document these gravesites headstones on websites like FindAGrave.com so that the final resting place is a true public record and not just facts waiting to be rediscovered sitting in a file cabinet in some government facility.