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Find a Grave, or why I love technology.

I attended the Support Staff and Circulation Services conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin last week.  I really enjoyed all of the sessions I attended but one piqued my interest so much I spent way to much time later that night exploring.

Barry McKnight works in the La Crosse Public Library Archive Department and he presented a session on "Local History Programming and Partnerships".  One of their programs, "Dark La Crosse", sounded like something I would want to do as a tourist.  As I was researching the LPL Archives and Local History Department's webpage, I kept finding new and interesting links to investigate and, as I said, spent waay too much time exploring.

But my favorite was "Find a Grave".  How cool is that?  Instead of driving and walking and writing to various municipal clerk offices you can plug in a name, or a cemetery or add photos or .....  The last time I was at our family's cemetery I couldn't locate my maternal grandmother's gravesite.  And my Mom and my Aunts couldn't remember either.  But with the use of this tool I found the section, lot and space number. 

I love technology.

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