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Presque Isle, Maine 04769
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cemetery Records

The library receives many requests for copies of obituaries from the local newspaper and requests to review our cemetery records to locate date of death or to find where a person is buried. Many volunteers and library staff have worked on creating and maintaing an obituary index and a listing of cemetery records for the area.

We are thrilled to receive a recent donation of work by Pat Palm. Pat has been researching and transcribing stones from the Fairmount Cemetery (located about a half mile south of Presque Isle on Route 1). Pat has walked the cemetery reading and recording information off of the stones and has then done research at the library to fill in gaps with dates and other information using the microfilm of the Star Herald newspapers.

Pat's work is obviously a labor of love and her meticulous research and attention to detail have produced two wonderful volumes which document the inscriptions on the stones in this cemetery. She has donated copies of Volume 1 (sections 1 & 2), and Volume II (sections 3, 4, 5, & 6) to the library and we have placed these copies in our genealogy section. Pat's cemetery research is ongoing and we are very happy to have received copies of her work for our library.

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