Here's an article of interest to cemetarists.

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Millions of grave records in New York will be digitized!

http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/04/the-cemetery-as-archive/476793/
in The Tree House by Anonymous W G2G6 Mach 6 (65.4k points)
That's wonderful. Thanks for sharing the article.
You're welcome, Carolyn. It's quite inspiring!

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Nice, though I think they're being a bit too conservative in the date.  I'm sure it will be 2020 or later by the time this project is ready to release and by that time anyone who had recently died in 1910 would have been 110 or older.  Why not make it 1920 or before?  It's not like most sorts of records are available much later.  E.g. the Ohio Death Certificates are available on Family Search up to 1953  And some other states go even farther.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (407k points)
I suppose it could take longer than estimated, but all of those volunteers have already been working on this huge project for 7 years, so they may have a pretty good idea about what they're doing.

It's so cool that what were originally proprietary records unavailable to the public will be made available by this visionary team.

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