In the 1920's the Alabama Power Company flooded several old cemeteries as they were creating a reservoir here in central Alabama. They recorded the names of the people whose graves they moved, and we've been able to locate one of the cemeteries the graves were moved to. However only five of the graves in that were marked at the time (out of about 300), and now (2018) only three of those markers are definitely identified and legible. How would I upload the burial listing and other supporting documents (Church deed, map of the flooded area, etc.) to the cemetery page?
You can scan those documents as image files and then add them to the photos section of the cemetery.
If these come from an archival source, such as a library or local history website, you can also put the web link in the Cemetery page information section.
I have seen many instances where people did both of these to create a substantial documentation of a bit of the cemetery history. There is a church near our cottage that has about 21 graves, along with a signboard with details, that were removed from an impoundment back in 1952. A few stones were preserved but most are only marked by a post with number, but they did record all the known names of those re-interred.
Here is the URL for how I handled this particular one. https://billiongraves.com/grave/Adosia-Atkins/18752586. I made notes about this in the image record, and there is an overview photo of that area in the cemetery photos section.
Thanks for caring enough to record these
Thank you. I do plan on doing things like this but the need and the want to actually be in cemeteries taking pictures is where my heart is right now, some year, I might be too old of that. I hope now but it happens.
Similar problem, there is a local burial ground near to me for which the council have a pdf file of the interments from 1952 to 2011, is there a function to upload the pdf?
This is a large file, but we are looking into how to best address this. For now, the best way is to create a .crv file and upload it using our batch records feature. Which is currently operational.