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

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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