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Woman catalogues graves at New Madrid cemeteries

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jan Farrenburg spent a lot of time in Evergreen Cemetery as part of project she tackled recently. Her interest in genealogy prompted her to catalogue all the grave stones in the city of New Madrid's nine cemeteries.
NEW MADRID - The woman walked the cemetery. She knew her great-grandfather's marker was suppose to be here, but it was gone.

When she got home she alerted city officials about the theft.

Jan Farrenburg, who had walked the same cemetery and eight others in New Madrid to create a special site on the city's Web page, was able to solve the mystery. The woman was looking in the wrong spot.

"She had us going for a while," said Farrenburg with a laugh, "but we got it straightened out." Farrenburg, who serves as the Web administrator for the city of New Madrid, sent the woman a picture of her great-grandfather's marker and its location.

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