TITLE

TOMBS AMONG THE TOMES

AUTHOR(S)
Bever, Greta
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
American Libraries;Aug2003, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on local historical information from cemeteries in the U.S. and related online sources. Elements of a library Web site useful to cemetery researchers; Efforts in the transcription of tomb inscriptions; Advantages of the online format.
ACCESSION #
10540692

 

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