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O v e r v i e w o f t h e C C G S C e m e t e r y I n s c r i p t i o n P r o j e c t
A B r i e f H i s t o r y
From the beginning of its existence in 1981, the Carroll County Genealogical Society made a major project of recording burials and cemetery inscriptions throughout the county. Every effort has been made to locate all public and private cemeteries established before 1950 regardless of their size. Volunteers searched deeds, wills, old maps and other sources in this effort. Members, their friends and relatives worked singly and in groups to gather the information published initially in nine books between 1989 and 2004. Wayne Adams, the Society’s original Publications Chairman, created the computer files used in all the books and turned them over to CCGS with the hope that someone would eventually update and republish the information in book or digital format.
In the years since the books were printed, more cemeteries have been discovered, some er-rors noted and the need for a master index recognized. In 2010, John H. Foertschbeck, Sr. volunteered his time and expertise to create C a r r o l l C o u n t y C e m e t e r i e s – D i g i t a l E d i t i o n . This publication includes all the original information in the books, corrections where necessary, newly-discovered cemeteries, new ways of utilizing the existing data files, plus photo essays covering cemetery symbolism, Carroll’s stone carvers and an introduction to local cemeteries.
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