How do I set up a category page for a cemetery? What form do I use?

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I am totally confused. I am trying to set up a category page for a cemetery. I have read and reread all about it but still don't understand what "page" I am supposed to use. Help, please!

Also what is the best approach? Do I do the category page first, then the free space page? Then set up the profiles, and link back to the others?
in Policy and Style by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (235k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Woowhooo!!  I figured it out.  I have set up my first free space cemetery page and category page.
Everything went well except when adding the interment table to the free space page, the lines for rows and columns did not transfer over. How do I correct this?
Hi Carolyn. Congratulations on your first cemetery page! I've done a few of them and it took me a while plus some help from Myrtis and Liz to get it figured out. I might be able to diagnose your problem if you share a link to your cemetery page and give me editing access. Did you use an excel spreadsheet? Martha
Thanks so much. here's the page:


Yes, I used an Excel spreadsheet.  I cut and pasted the heading row from one of Tom Shaw's and used it on my spreadsheet. Then I tried to cut and past my chart with lines for rows and columns to the wikitree converter.  The lines just didn't transfer.
OK, I made a few changes -- see if this looks like you want it to.

One thing about those dates -- if you want to be able to sort by date, they have to have the year first. For example: 1914 Nov 17  Also, if you are not going to include latitude and longitude, you can just delete those columns.

Once you get the columns looking like you want, you can copy and paste that header for all your new cemeteries. Martha
Thanks, that looks better. How do I delete the latitude and longitude columns?  How did you get the lines to show up?
nevermind. I deleted those columns. I still would like to know how you got the lines to show up though? I'll need to know how to do it myself as I only have about 4950 more names to add! LOL
Don't worry -- they'll show up automatically! All you do is copy your next section of spreadsheet immediately after the last name of your previous one. It's the header that makes all the difference. And I just copied and pasted it from another cemetery.

Another thing I do is sort my spreadhseet alphabetically before I do the wiki converter. When I add names to my spreadsheet, I sort the whole thing again and convert the entire sheet. I delete the former version and paste in the new. But don't delete the headers!
I have been wondering how to do this.  Thanks for your post because now I know how to try to set this up.  All the answers and replies were quite interesting and very informative.  This will be a new venture on my WikiTree profile.
YAY! You did it!

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Carolyn, make sure to also check with the cemetery project, if interested :

by Maggie N. G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Thanks, but I am just working on US Cemeteries.

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