Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Infirmary Cemetery Burial Index and History Now Available

Our department is pleased to announce the recent posting of the County Infirmary Cemetery Index and History on our website at http://www.lcounty.com/records/frmInfirmary.aspx


Over the past six months, we had learned the community was very interested in burials located at the county's infirmary cemetery at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville Township.  A few indexes were created since the 1970's, but did not detail death dates, causes of death, or marker identifiers.  Research of infirmary records by department volunteer and cemetery researcher, Robert Sizelove, resulted in the discovery of more internments than previously thought. 

Also, a detailed history of the infirmary was created for the first time by Records Clerk, Bill Markley.  Bill started his employment with us in April of this year.  He has brought over twenty years  of previous experience in reference librarianship with almost ten years in archival reference to Licking County.  As a result, the history was compiled from many resources covering inmate life in addition to a general administrative history, which is of interest to genealogists and other researchers.

For more information on the county infirmary in addition to what is on our website, please contact Bill Markley at 740-670-5121.