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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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  • This thread is only used for name correction, original bio, address, and GPS updates to existing cemeteries or merging of duplicate cemeteries. Do not request memorial merges, edits, or transfers here.
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  • Cemetery Primary Name
    • Primary name should be what it is known as today, the name on the sign in most cases.
    • Names are limited to 50 characters each
    • No abbreviations should be used.
    • Punctuation should be avoided.
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  • Cemetery Description
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  • Cemetery Geo Location
    • Town location should be the locale for the cemetery which may not be the town of mailing.

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#2756235 - 10/24/14 10:50 AM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
ALC Offline

Registered: 01/11/12
Loc: Star, Mississippi
The map for Decatur Cemetery is incorrect

should be 32.4444460 -89.1080700

(large area of land btwn Hwy 15 & Wic Rd)

Edited by Mark (10/24/14 01:31 PM)
Edit Reason: Pending member response

#2759869 - Today at 04:43 PM Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: ALC]
BarkingSeagull Offline

Registered: 06/30/13
Loc: Flying over your house
Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium - map 37.81558, -96.85439

Langhofer Cemetery
- aka Peter Langhofer Cemetery

Langhofer-Riffel Cemetery
- aka Riffel Cemetery

German Baptist Cemetery
- primary name Lyons Creek German Baptist Cemetery
- aka German Baptist Cemetery, Shippy Cemetery

Navarre Cemetery
- aka Navarre Church of the Brethren Cemetery

Buckeye Cemetery
- aka Dunkard Cemetery

First Baptist Cemetery
- aka First German Baptist Cemetery

Henry Cemetery
- aka Cheever Cemetery

Alida-Upland Cemetery
- primary name Alida Zion Evangelical Cemetery (sign at entrance)
- aka Alida Cemetery, Upland Cemetery

Sinclair-Chalker Cemetery
- primary name Chalker Cemetery
- aka Sinclair Cemetery

#2759874 - 41 minutes 18 seconds ago Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
kat456lyn Offline

Registered: 09/24/14

The correct address for Black Branch Cemetery is the intersection of Highway 47 and Twin Dr.

#2759876 - 36 minutes 2 seconds ago Re: Official: Cemetery Fix/Updates/Corrections [Re: Mark]
Zeno Offline

Registered: 10/01/13
This cemetery does not exist:

Mount Scott Cemetery

the memorial in it should be moved here:

Mount Scott Cemetery

and the cemetery deleted.


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