We need more grants like this one! The Johnson County Library will enable names and dates on grave markers in Johnson County cemeteries to be more accessible to genealogists and other researchers. With assistance from a grant of $38,923 from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund authorized by the Board of County Commissioners, the Johnson County Library will implement its Digital Cemetery Project: Recording and Preserving Cemeteries in Johnson County.
The project will put an inventory of local cemeteries on www.jocohistory. Total project cost is $61,860, with the remainder of the funding provided by the library. The inventory will include names, dates, grave locations, and photographs of grave markers.
You can read more in the KansasCity.com web site at http://www.kansascity.com/news/neighborhood/leawood/story/911439.html.