23 July 2009

Burr Oak Cemetery Opening Online Records Database

I have not commented on the Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) story to date, and do not plan a diatribe here. Suffice it to say, the situation is awful and horrifying, to say the least.

I do want to pass along some information I first saw on the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog:

"Authorities plan to give the public access to a searchable online database of nearly 100,000 graves at the historic black cemetery...

The Cook County sheriff's office says the database will likely be available later this week."

You can read more at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog and Huffington Post.

If you have not heard about the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal, a Google search will provide you with more information than you can probably stand. You might also want to visit the cemetery page on FindAGrave. They have almost 1,000 interments listed.

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