Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Citizens clean up Northern California cemetery

Here's a short story and slide show about a cleanup project at a Northern Califorinia cemetery that includes some of the early pioneers.

New Illinois regulations

A new law regulating the operation of cemeteries is now in place in Illinois, in the wake of the Burr Oak scandal.

Proposed bike trail within cemetery

Improvements in the bike trails in New York state, near Schenectady, will include areas within a local cemetery

Using technology to find Alabama graves of shipwreck victims

A Virginia archeologist is using modern technology to find the graves of those who died in the shipwreck of the slave ship Clotilde in 1859. The graves are located in what is known as Africatown Cemetery.

North Carolina restoration

Students in North Carolina are helping to restore a neglected black cemetery

Tennessee restoration

A long-neglected African-American cemetery in Tennessee will get a long-overdue cleanup and restoration. Among the buried are soldiers from the Civil War era.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Austin, Texas, running out of cemetery space

Austin, Texas, council voted to spend $24,000 for a study on how to address the issue of dwindling cemetery space.

Cemetery master plan update in Ohio

Officials in Plain Township, Ohio, expect to see a master plan for a local cemetery soon.