Gone soon will be the typewritten and longhand directions to gravesites that's existed as the cemetery's database since it was founded in 1889. Thanks to a computer software purchase, Bluff City, Illinois will become a place where people can access genealogy information from anywhere in the world, without calling or stopping by the office.
The city council last week approved spending close to $80,000 on the modern-day technology to help propel people more easily into the past. "We're kind of like the last stop," said Tom Migatz, Bluff City's parks maintenance supervisor, of the cemetery where 40,000 people have been buried in the last 116 years. "A lot of Elgin's history ends up right here.
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