Showing posts with label Projects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Projects. Show all posts

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Marriages Index and Newspapers Index Completed!


We are pleased to announce the completion of two major projects:

The first is the result of diligent efforts on the part of volunteers Dianna Curtis, Tom Gorham, Rosemary Flamion, Edna and Ken Taylor, Phoebe Adams, Pat Bunyard, Kent Unsworth, and Martha Graham. The San Luis Obispo County 1850-1930 Marriage Index is finished - 10,267 marriages total!

The second project involved indexing all the names in a very old set of pages found when we moved from "the Tombs" at the Mission Medical Center. These typed pages were the work of Laura McAnallen many years ago, who abstracted data from local newspapers on microfilm. There are 5,562 names in the San Luis Obispo Newspapers index. Volunteers Dianna G Curtis and Kathy Nienhouse worked on this index.

Visit the San Luis Obispo County Marriages Index.

Visit the San Luis Obispo Newspapers Index.

Terrific job, SLOCGS volunteers!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pine Mountain Cemetery Project Completed!

Martha Graham and Shanda Grunkemeyer-Gibbs get ready to start "shooting."

We are pleased to announce the completion of the Pine Mountain (Atascadero) Cemetery Project.

A few statistics:

5,232 interments were indexed, 573 of which were new burials.

A total of 4,171 images were shot, including headstones and sections for identification.

L to R: Martha Graham, Dianna Curtis, Barbara Baranek, Jan Canigiula, Ingrid Penman, 
and Janet Grummitt get their assignments.

The Photographers: 

Dianna G Curtis, Barbara Baranek, Jan Canigiula, Barbara Castillo, Janet Grummitt, Shanda Grunkemeyer-Gibbs, Martha A Crosley Graham, Ingrid Penman, and Don Woodward.

The Database Crew:

Lorrie Akley, Claudia Collier, Dianna G Curtis, Tom Gorham, Martha A Crosley Graham, and Rich Miller

These great SLOCGS volunteers did an outstanding job. In just 3 months, the photos were shot, the index updated, and the "back work" of renaming the images, proofing the database, and updating the website was accomplished. The headstone images are being uploaded as this is published. 

Here is the updated website: 
http://www.slocgs.org/slocem/p.mountain/

At the same time that Pine Mountain was being done, the Paso Robles Cemetery database was updated and completed.

We have one more large cemetery to complete: Arroyo Grande District Cemetery. With over 12,000 burials recorded in 1999, this one is by far the largest in the county.

Cayucos-Morro Bay Cemetery was photographed last spring. Rich Miller and Martha Graham are working on the update to the database - a little over 4,000 burials there.

My deepest thanks to all of the great volunteers in our genealogical society. You are the best!

Martha A Crosley Graham
Projects & Publications Chairman


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For information about this project, please visit the Pine Mountain Cemetery web page, or contact Martha Graham directly. For a list of online resources provided by the SLOCGS, please visit our County Resources page.

Photos by Don Woodworth.

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