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Re: Washington Park Cemetery-St.Louis
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Lenora, Thank you so much for this. Years ago I feel my ggrandma led me to a book in the library that told me where she was. I followed that inner voice to find her last resting place. Turns out I lived near the main street for years, near where she rested. I have other members buried someplace -maybe- there still in the Washington Park area. Only their death certificates tell me this. As the site says, everyone isn't listed. I'd like to tell some I know there are are remains on the Natural Bridge side of the highway, because some of my people are supposedly still there. Without some type of head stone--who knows. In a genealogy workshop the speaker said there is a website that wants to be able to have names and pictures of headstones of 'a billion plus' sites. Although we all know very few families could barely afford to bury their loved ones, let alone put head stones there with engravings. Head stones, I found out, are very expensive and we aren't talking about the engravings. But if you can and want to participate to document these stones for family members, it was said to use your cell phone and go row by row or a digital camera. People in potters field, did not have that stone memory -right? But do what you can. I wish I could tell you the correct website, but I sort of zoned out when he started talking about this. A lot of my ancestors ended up near something that was recognizable at that time period in a potters field. Couldn't find them if I tried.
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