Cemetery facts is available
The Kentucky Historical Society's Cemetery Preservation Program has completed the inclusion of its database on the Society's Digital Collections Catalog. Now, visitors to the Kentucky Historical Society Web site will have access to information on more than 11,000 cemeteries in the state.
This database is a continuation of work begun by the Kentucky Attorney General's 2001 Cemetery Task Force to develop a comprehensive survey of all cemeteries and burial sites in the state. Seven years in the making, the database contains basic information about cemeteries in the commonwealth, including many names and addresses of the burial sites, the names of people of historical interest who are buried at the cemeteries, and much more. The database can be accessed through the KHS Digital Collections Catalog at www.history.ky.gov.
Having this family-history information readily available should assist many people in their family research, and possibly generate interest in cemetery preservation. KHS will continue its commitment to provide a comprehensive resource; the addition of cemeteries and updates to the database will be completed on a quarterly basis. Additional information regarding Kentucky cemeteries can be found in the county cemetery records in the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
For additional information, contact Ann Johnson at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4404, or email@example.com.