Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grave Markers: Roslyn WA

From: Karen Lanphere

DearMYRTLE,

There are are grave markers from the mid to late 1800s in my town that state many were born in other countries and died in Roslyn WA. Is there a web site that I could load these photos and information on. I think this might help others who are searching for loved ones from the past but don't know where they are buried.

Thank you for any help,

DearKAREN,

Whenever wonderful folks like you have cemetery pictures, I refer them to the appropriate http://www.usgenweb.org/ or http://www.worldgenweb.org/ website for the area where the cemetery exists. With the photo AND the tombstone inscription, the text will become Google-searchable, and reached by anyone with an interest in the name, without needing to know where the individual was buried.

In your case, as you know Roslyn is in Kittitas County, Washington, so the USGenWeb site for this is: http://washingtongenealogy.com/kittitas/

If you click to view info about the Kittitas County cemeteries, you’ll find:

Washington GenWeb Tombstone Inscription Project:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/washington/wa-kittitas.htm. You will note from this page, a great deal of volunteer assistance is needed.

Links to Roslyn cemeteries hosted at places other than WAGenWeb include:


To my other DearREADERs, it is advisable to check with appropriate www.USGenWeb.org or www.WorldGenWeb.org website to coordinate your photo/transcription project, avoiding duplication of effort. The coordinator will be able to tell you if he knows of another work in progress. For your area in Washington State there is a submission form on the website to ease the process of uploading files and inserting the transcriptions.


Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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