Find A Grave Changes Are a Coming!

A Heads up for those of us who are contributors and users of Find A Grave, which as most of us know by now, has been taken over by Ancestry.com!  More changes are to come with the Find A Grave website.

Click Here to read about upcoming changes for Find A Grave.  

Now might be a good time to go into your “Contributor Tools” and download your data.:

“Download Your Data”

“You can download your records for a cemetery or virtual cemetery by choosing it from the list below. The data will download as a tab-delimited Excel file. This format can be imported into a variety of programs. Add cemeteries to your My Cemeteries list to see them listed here.”

Just a tip:  I use a Windows 7 64bit desk top computer and when I downloaded a cemetery file it saved it to a .txt format instead of an Excel format.  I changed the .txt to a .xls and the file then opened up in Excel for me.  I could also re-save the .xls into a .xlsx file.  I still have Office 2007 on my computer.  So, if your downloaded cemeteries default to .txt this would be a workaround for you.

Couple indicted in cemetery scam

A Delaware County grand jury has indicted a Ravenna couple on charges of fraud related to cemetery services that were never delivered. The 54-count indictment filed Friday against Theodore Martin, 53, and Arminda Martin, 46, came after multiple victims complained last year about paying for grave markers, plots and vaults at Fairview Memorial Park in Lewis Center but never receiving services, said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien.

Source: Couple indicted in cemetery scam

Only on NBC5: Good Samaritan gives Sterlingville Cemetery some TLC

Jacksonville, Ore. — There’s a spot just outside of Jacksonville, that holds a special place in one Rogue Valley man’s heart. Tonight, he’s working tirelessly to leave it better than he found it, for the sake of his father and those around him too. ‘He was my soul… #allen #cemetery #dennis

Source: Only on NBC5: Good Samaritan gives Sterlingville Cemetery some TLC

Central Ohio cemeteries running out of space | The Columbus Dispatch

Cemeteries have only so much space. And yet with an endless supply of new customers, they rarely have to put up “no vacancy” signs. This week, tiny Williamsville Cemetery in Orange Township in Delaware County essentially did that, declaring that it was suspending new burials because the grounds had reached their useful capacity.

Source: Central Ohio cemeteries running out of space | The Columbus Dispatch

The Williamsville Cemetery in Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio on “Find A Grave”

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Ohio again leads U.S. in insurance claims for metal thefts | The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio is again No. 1 in the country in insurance claims for the theft of cooper and other metals. But initiatives to crack down on such thefts in the state might be paying off.

Source: Ohio again leads U.S. in insurance claims for metal thefts | The Columbus Dispatch

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