Thousands of missing burial records at Sacred Heart of St. Mary Cemetery's in Detroit is nearing its end. The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan tackled the mystery 20 years ago after it found out that burial records were gone. The effort was set to draw closer to a finishing point on Saturday, when the society's members, assisted by a Boy Scout troop, are to uncover 1,000 buried gravestones.
Early burial records were destroyed by a flood of the church basement and a fire at the cemetery office. The genealogical group filled the void by scouring death certificates and monument company sales records and collecting information from each gravestone in the three-block-long cemetery.
You can read more in an article in the Chicago Tribune at http://goo.gl/cWdmi.
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