Tag: Cemeteries



Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb County, Missouri

The Bethel Cemetery in Weatherby, DeKalb County, Missouri, has been updated and all of the photos taken by Kelly and her sister, Bonnie, have been uploaded and referenced.

This cemetery was established by deed from Earl Richards to George L. Bray and Russell N. Salmon, Trustees, dated 25 April 1961, filed 6 August 1962, book 146, page 283. There are no burials in this cemetery prior to that time. It is often confused with the Bethel Cemetery in the town of DeKalb in Buchanan County, which is much older.

TNG — The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding

When I redesigned the NWMGS website, one of the things I wanted to improve was the cemetery listings. I had all kinds of great ideas, including linking people to their military records, if available, other family members, obituaries, as well as the tombstone photos. The design and implementation of the database was the easy part. After I had done about ten small cemeteries, I found that the category listing on the site (which is set up in Joomla!) took an extremely long time to come up. Since this was just supposed to be a listing of the articles in the Cemetery category, why was it taking so long?

Some investigation revealed that Joomla! was processing the content in each article before it rendered the category list. This was causing all kinds of problems, not the least of which was the slow page loading. Shared hosting providers limit resources . . . [Yes! There’s more!]

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.