Indexing of Park Rapids’ Greenwood Cemetery’s headstones – from 1892 to the present – is now complete and the information accessible on a Web site. Greenwood Cemetery is the culmination of a countywide cataloging project that began in 1990, Marion Town spearheading the initiative. (Lakeport Cemetery’s index is complete, but is yet to be added to the site.)
Genealogist Darryl Hensel began work on the Greenwood project in 2000 and last year, Beth Waller and Rod Nordberg volunteered time for its completion.
The Greenwood Cemetery’s list includes nearly 4,800 deceased, most marked with headstones but a few just have death certificates, Hensel said of the 20-acre cemetery.
“Put it this way,” he said. “There are more people dead than alive in Park Rapids.”
Hensel has indexed about two-thirds of the 27 cemeteries in Hubbard County.
You can read more in an article written by Jean Ruzicka in the Park Rapids Enterprise at http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/event/article/id/18114/group/home/.