Thursday, July 9, 2015

#ThursdayThrowback ... This Time We Visit 1975 for Some Tombstone Reading

A photo from the MCGG scrapbooks.
Here's another contribution to  #ThrowbackThursday.

The time was the Summer of 1975. And MCGG members were busy reading the tombstones in Clinton Grove Cemetery located on Cass Avenue. Today's photo is of MCGG members Ruth Donaldson and Barbara Newberry reading one of those tombstones.

This tombstone reading project was a large undertaking. The result was the Index to Clinton Grove Cemetery of Mount Clemens, Michigan, and Record of Burials in Clinton Grove Cemetery of Mount Clemens, Michigan, published in 1977. Originally the end result was located in a big black 3-ring binder on the shelves of Mount Clemens Public Library's Genealogy and Local History Room. Many years later, the pages of that three-ring binder were bound into several hard cover books with dark green covers. And many years after that, the names in the book were added to the online Macomb County Cemetery Index.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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