Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Cemetery cites privacy issues
This is not really the domain of this blog, but it's interesting and worth sharing. An amateur genealogist began compiling the list of the deceased at Old Union Christian Church Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky, but stoked the ire of the church board, saying that his publishing of the information online violated the privacy of those buried there and their families. His Web site has 475 documented burials at the site. A Kentucky law professor says the information is in the public domain.
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.