Grave-Recording Project Underway in Northeast Arkansas

JONESBORO (AP) — Two women are eager to record every cemetery grave site in a 17-county region of Northeast Arkansas.

Dr. Julie Morrow, an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the Jonesboro Research Station, and Debbie Sterbinsky, historic cemetery research consultant and genealogist, held a planning session Monday to review previously recorded information and decide how to proceed.

“We want to get every single cemetery and grave into a database,” Morrow said.

They plan to start with Craighead County. Other counties where they will record grave sites include: Greene, Poinsett, Randolph, Lawrence, Jackson, Mississippi, Clay, Cross, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Fulton, Crittenden, St. Francis, Woodruff and White.

Read the full AP article in the September 2, 2013 edition of the Courier

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