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  Disclaimer:  This WebQuest was created to fulfill the requirements of a graduate course at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.  The resources listed are authentic and, I believe, reputable; however, the project described is fictitious.  It was designed to illustrate the potential electronic resources bring to an endeavor such as this.  The community organizations listed suggest actual organizations.  No organizations sponsor this project. 


 C. I. A.
 Cemetery Information Association 
Franklin County Indiana



14 June 2003

Don't let this part of the task overwhelm you.   It is time-consuming, but it is also very important.  Remember, your efforts here will result in a searchable database.  If you need a little inspiration, listen to Tim Bingaman, from PBS's series "Ancestors," discuss the important clues tombstones may contain: Bingaman

While at the cemetery, fill out the "Headstone Transcription form" provided by your mentor.  Then, at home or at the library, enter your data into the Franklin Co. Cemetery database.  A fun option is to go to http://www.findagrave.com.  See where the famous are buried and enter your findings into their national database.




Jr. Historical Society
Cemetery Taskforce
C/O Brookville Public Library
Brookville, Indiana


Preserving Franklin County Cemeteries 






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Created by Susan Knight, 19 June 2003