Category: Cemeteries


Sunbridge Cemetery Book Found in 1955 — Then What?

Monica sent a news article from the St. Joseph News-Press about the burial book for the Sunbridge Cemetery (aka City Cemetery) being found in a vault at the city health department on Monday, December 12, 1955. The article itself focuses on the kinds of things we usually come across as we research those who passed before us — the odd and sometimes gut-wrenching causes of death, and the number of children and infants listed. It also mentions the book covers burials for the period 1898 to 1934. But there are no names or other useful information in the article. A lot of mysteries.

But the biggest mystery is — where is the book now? Someone knows what happened to it, or might even have it in a closet, box or storage cabinet and not even know it. Maybe it was even returned to the vault.

The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery

Not everyone originally arrived through US ports. Some of them went to Canada first, and then migrated south — like geese. 🙂

If you’re looking for some of these elusive ancestors, the Canadian Gravemarker Gallery might have information to help you. Be sure to note the special instructions for searching, based on the naming conventions used for the images.

Ben Glick’s Cemetery Photos and Transcriptions

As almost everyone knows, Ben Glick made it his mission to photograph and transcribe the cemeteries in Gentry and Worth counties, Missouri. I learned about his work myself almost ten years ago when I found the photographs for some of my Pulley people.

Updated 01 Oct 2017: It is with great sadness that we report that Ben Glick, a great friend to anyone doing research in Gentry and Worth counties in Missouri, passed away on September 27, 2017.

While Ben had originally wanted his photos and cemetery transcripts included on site, the sheer volume of material and his frequent updates made that impractical. However, in order to preserve his work, we’re now in the process of uploading it.

New Cemetery Photos for Pettis County

Justin Watkins has sent in photos for several Pettis County cemeteries: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Olive Hill Amish Cemetery, Bahner St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Mount Herman Cemetery, Lee Glenn Cemetery and Hopewell Cemetery.