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Ascension Cemeteries
Posted by: Martin Gauthier (ID *****0308) Date: March 26, 2005 at 14:56:34
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I have recently completed a search for cemeteries of Ascension by looking at aerial photography and topographic maps of the entire parish. Of course, data from the Census Bureau and the La Cemetery board is also included. The search turned up a number of cemeteries that have not been previously listed.

The Census Bureau lists cemeteries for location information for the enumerators. They have no desire to list every cemetery that exists. Although, they will add them to the list if furnished info and proof.

The La Cemetery Board lists cemeteries that do more than $300 a year in business, which equates in my mind with a burial a year. They also list cemeteries whose owners ask that they be listed. You can imagine there are not many of those.

As a result, those above two sources are not identical and the sum of them is still not nearly complete. Thus my effort.

My presentation is comprehensive with aerial views and zoomable maps to each cemetery that I was able to locate. Surely I have missed some, but have about 63 detailed.

I hope some find this useful, else I wasted a very large amount of time (which is what my wife says). Reviews, critques and additions are especially welcome.

See the listing at

www.historicriverroad.org

Martin Gauthier
martygenesearch@stmaarteninsider.com


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