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#1346405 - 02/03/10 04:24 PM Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections
Mark Offline

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Registered: 03/20/06
Loc: Indiana
Updated 9-28-2013

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#2701647 - 07/18/14 04:52 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: AF1]
AF1 Offline

Registered: 07/17/12
Loc: Aztlan

Knollwood Park Cemetery
57-80 Cooper Ave.
Queens County
New York USA
Postal Code: 11385
Phone: 718-366-5900

Cemetery notes and/or description:
In October 2008 Knollwood Park Cemetery merged with Mount Carmel Cemetery. It is now referred to as the Knollwood Park section of Mount Carmel and the office is the Mount Carmel office.

Per this, and the website, may we please merge this with Mt. Carmel -- there are duplicates between them -- this is the Mt. Carmel referred to:

Also an AKA for Knollwood Park Cemetery.


#2703764 - 6 minutes 25 seconds ago Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
dfilpus Online   content

Registered: 06/08/10
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
Merge Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery into Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery
Address: 607 Bethlehem Rd, Statesville, NC
GPS: 35.755287, -80.972488

Merge Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery and Beulah Church Cemetery
GPS: 35.770355, -81.006669

Beulah Church Cemetery (Hamptonville)
Name: Beulah Church Cemetery
Location: Eagle Mills, Iredell County NC

Bibleway Church Cemetery
Address: 327 Carlyle Rd, Troutman, NC
GPS: 35.654949, -80.871338

Blue Door Cemetery
GPS: 35.645963, -80.841932

Bright Light Baptist Cemetery
GPS: 35.858333, -80.961704

Name: Burke/Miller Cemetery

Caldwell Chapel AME Zion Cemetery
GPS: 35.537709, -80.848400

#2703768 - 54 seconds ago Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: AF1]
Frankz Online   content

Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Out There

mass confusion.
This entire post will cover just 1 cemetery.
This single cemetery is listed 5 different times in the Whitfield County, Georgia, cemetery listing.

(a) Hamilton Cemetery (
(b) Old Hamilton Presbyterian (
(c) Old Hamilton Presbyterian Cemetery, See: (d) Old Presbyterian Cemetery (2228014)
(d) Old Presbyterian Cemetery (
(e) Old Presbyterian Cemetery, See: (a) Hamilton Cemetery (34316)

The fixes:
(b) 2391942 is an empty duplicate and can be deleted.
(e) can deleted.
(a) 34316 should be merged into (d) 2228014, keeping the map and cemetery photos, and (d)'s name.
The primary cemetery should be (d) "Old Presbyterian Cemetery", just as the cemetery photos show the sign says..
(a) Hamilton Cemetery and (c) Old Hamilton Presbyterian Cemetery should both be aka's, and say "See: ...." and link to (d) Old Presbyterian Cemetery (2228014).

Now, I hope I made sense.


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