Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Genealogists to the Rescue!

Newsflash!  Someone found some old headstones in a ditch south of Wichita, the sheriff's office makes the names public while continuing to investigate, and within hours genealogists have found the cemetery while the police are still looking.  How?  Easy -- the sheriff's staff were searching actual cemeteries and genealogists were searching  Thanks to the work of the local genealogy societies, Find-A-Grave has Wichita covered.

My favorite part of the article is this remark from the officer in charge of the investigation: "He estimated he heard from 50 people within an hour. “I didn’t realize how many people do these genealogy searches,” Pollock said."
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