Virtual Cemetery Genealogy Project
On May 7th, DIPP co-hosted a virtual cemetery genealogy project event in partnership with Rock Creek United Methodist to share the online genealogy collection of Rock Creek Cemetery burials now available through: rockcreekunitedmethodistchurch.com/rock-creek-cemetery.
The website, developed by UMD Masters student Sarah Hartge, includes, a map of cemetery plots that links to photos and biographies of individuals buried in the cemetery. It was created to provide a living memorial and heritage tool for the Deal Island community. Sarah gave a presentation about mapping cemeteries, developing an online genealogy repository, and a provided a tutorial of the website. At the event, we also collected additional photos and information on individuals buried in Rock Creek Cemetery that has been added to the website. If you would like to add additional histories, stories, photos, or other information about family or friends buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.