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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I wrote them almost 11 years ago, and their reply is below. I wonder if I will ever get there.
Follow-up: I did visit, a few months later. Please see my post.
I had to get organized before I forgot every cemetery name and who was buried where. I still don't have anything written on the backs (sure is hard to admit that), but it was a blessing that I decided, from the beginning, to do the chart below. Since I had Microsoft Access, that is what I used, and decided to add a few additional bits of information, not usually found on a chart like this, or at least I don't think so.
But, I had problems last week with this chart, because it was on my XP, which I rarely use, and I wanted the chart on my Vista, which doesn't have Access or Excel. There was absolutely no way I was going to retype these 129 names, plus an additional 15 or so. What to do? Then I thought of Google documents spreadsheet, and tried it. First opened a new spreadsheet on the XP, then went to the Access chart with my cemetery list, selected the table and pasted it to the new spreadsheet. So quick and simple. Went immediately to the Vista computer and opened Google docs and there was the whole thing, just waiting for me! Almost like it flew from one machine to the other, no disks needed, no wireless needed and no cost.
What you see below is the alphabetical list, but I can at any time change it list all cemetery names together, locations or relationships to me, or anything else.
Now with all these photos in a huge messy pile, I need to organize them as well. I have no desire to keep them, so my project very soon is to scan them and enter them on FindAGrave http://www.findagrave.com/, which I have done with a few already. And, I will probably put every one on this blog for Tuesday Tombstone. I hope somebody will find a name or two that is familiar, and if you do, please let me know.