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Sherman County cemetery records are being updated and information sought for solitary and unmarked graves. In the third year of this project, Mark Fields of Salem and Sherry Kaseberg of Wasco are collaborating on updating records of Wasco Methodist Cemetery and Sunrise Cemetery, both northwest of Wasco.
Cris Sanders of Kettle Falls, Wash., joined the
team with an offer to read all of Sherman County's microfilmed newspapers
and transcribe death notices and obituaries. She has completed work
up to the mid-1950s and
To request information, Internet genealogists
will access www.USGenWeb or www.rootsweb, then Oregon, then Sherman County.
Adrienne Sexton of Salem manages this Sherman County web site. (This and
other county genealogy
It is hoped that simple concrete or metal posts can be purchased to permanently mark those graves without headstones, in the above cemeteries and in solitary sites around the county. Those interested in assisting with this should contact Kaseberg at 442-5514.
The City of Grass Valley clerk, Carol von Borstel,
and Sherman High School student, Tim Patten, are collaborating
on a data base for the Grass Valley Cemetery using Kaseberg's 1960s
survey. Over 40 unmarked graves exist in the Grass Valley and two Wasco
cemeteries. Selling cemetery lots is greatly complicated by this
and the fact that purchased