"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan

Recently I started helping a work colleague research his genealogy and I discovered a website that was shared with my by another research that is too good not to share.  Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey, Michigan is a huge cemetery in Emmet County overlooking the water.  I have been there once, it is quite beautiful.  The Greenwood Cemetery Website has its own treasures.  From the main page you can click on genealogical resources and in the search box type the last name that you are looking for.  The cemetery has taken many obituaries from the local newspaper and indexed them on their website.  These are not just obits from people buried in Greenwood Cemetery either.  The obituaries cover people that were living in Emmet County.  In one search I found 34 obituaries for my friend that I am researching for!  Thank you Greenwood Cemetery for supplying us genealogists with such a valuable tool!

Now if only I could find something like that for my family......

Happy Hunting!

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