The Graveyards of Omaha is now on Facebook...join the group!

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May 31, 2015

I've added a link to an Omaha World Herald article on the first film made in Omaha, in 1916, "One Summer in Omaha," by May Burns Kountze. Great stuff with lots of pictures.

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April 20, 2015

The marker pages at Prospect Hill have been redone, with thousands of new photos uploaded. Start at the PH marker page.

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December 29, 2014

The marker pages at Prospect Hill are being redone with many new photos. Surnames A and B are already finished. Start at the PH marker page.

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December 1, 2014

Photos of the Laurel Hill markers have all been posted. Start at the alpha marker page, which is here. There is some cleanup yet to do, but 99% of the marker photos are now online.

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March 7, 2014

Added new historical information on the Clinton Briggs page.

Added new historical information on George and Caroline Moore.

Added new historical information on the Wasserburger monument.

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March 2, 2014

Added some new historical information on the Fairfield and Fairfield/Kimball pages, with details on Meliora Fairfield and her family.

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February 28, 2014

Added some new information on the Swanson sculpture at Forest Lawn. My thanks to Kay!

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February 8, 2014

Added the Mormon Cemetery pages with new photos back to the site.

Added photos and pages to the Lefler site.

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February 2, 2014

Added a new page to Laurel Hill about the question of lost graves, and the monument erected in Section 9 to them.

Added a photo of Meliora Woolworth Fairfield.

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January 26, 2014

I'm working on section maps for Prospect Hill, which will be an ongoing process. Click here to see what's been posted.

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August 18, 2013

The Laurel Hill alpha marker pages are up and accessible now. I'll be adding pictures to them as I get the pictures processed; Block 1 pics have been added. Start at the alpha marker page, which is here.

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June 23, 2013

I've added a new page to the Laurel Hill site. I'm currently in the middle of documenting the cemetery, and I'm putting names on an aerial shot of each block. Click this link to visit that page.

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May 25, 2013

A new photo has been added to the Fairfield page, at Prospect Hill.

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January 28, 2013

I've added an article about Louis Doup's bequests to his page at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Thanks to Cindy D. for the article!

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January 19, 2013

The Springfield Cemetery pages have been added, with new photos.

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January 8, 2013

I've added a link to the site where lost submariners are being honored, which has a photo of Vernon Palmer Wall. The link is on the Wall History page.

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January 5, 2013

The story of a three block area of downtown Omaha, and the four houses that were built there, as well as the story of Thomas Rogers Kimball, architect. Only one of those houses survives today, and it represents all the grandeur Omaha has lost.

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January 5, 2013

I've added a photo of Anna Wilson's 25-room mansion to the Anna Wilson page at Prospect Hill.

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December 14, 2012

I've added new pages and new photos to the LaPlatte site.

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December 6, 2012

I've added new pages and many new photos to the Old Elkhorn site.

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December 1, 2012

Pages for the Sautter and Klamm family have been added to the Laurel Hill site, and another Views page has been included.

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November 19, 2012

I've fixed multiple bad links on many pages over the past few days...people keep changing their URL's! If anyone notices any bad links, please email me at the address in the footer on this page.

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November 18, 2012

I've added dozens of new photos and pages for Fairview Cemetery to the site, including one about black squirrels!

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November 18, 2012

I've added the story of the Other Julius to the Prospect Hill site.

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November 17, 2012

I've added new pages and photos for Union Cemetery to the site.

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November 17, 2012

I've added new pages and photos for Beth El Cemetery to the site.

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November 12, 2012

New Graceland Park Cemetery pages have been added to the site.

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November 11, 2012

The Flower Hill Cemetery pages have been added back to the site, with new pages and photos.

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October 28, 2012

I've added extended biographies to the Milton Barlow and Jan Rosicky pages.

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October 27, 2012

I've added some fascinating family information to the Cowin page at Forest Lawn, about John Cowin and his daughter, Edna Cowin Cudahy, including the link to a "jinxed" house in Los Angeles that Edna and her husband lived in during the 1910's and early 1920's.

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September 28, 2012

I've added pages to the LaBorde cemetery in Sarpy County..

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September 23, 2012

I've added new pages, with new photos, to the Elkhorn Prospect Hill main page.

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March 31, 2012

I've added the Fairview Methodist cemetery in Sarpy County to the site.

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March 24, 2012

I've added pictures of the old Storz smokestack, which can still be seen over the Omaha skyline, and the building, to the Storz page on the Forest Lawn site.

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March 24, 2012

I've added photos of the Cornish house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, to the Forest Lawn site.

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March 24, 2012

I've put new photos from Forest Lawn online, on many of the pages.

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March 24, 2012

I've put new photos of Fisher Farm online, on many of the pages.

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November 19, 2011

The Bohemian National site is back online, with new pages and new photos.

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November 18, 2011

I've added a page for Meliora Woolworth Fairfield and her husband, Edmund, on the Prospect Hill site.

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October 21, 2011

The Ball Cemetery site has been completely redesigned and 11 pages of new photos added.

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October 15, 2011

Added a new pictures and a closer examination of the origins of the Wasserburger memorial in Forest Lawn.

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October 10, 2011

Added a new page on the Laurel Hill site for Fred Astaire's grandparent's.

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October 8, 2011

Added a new site for Springwell Danish Cemetery.

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October 5, 2011

Added a new site for Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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September 30, 2011

Added a new site for Crescent Cemetery.

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September 25, 2011

Added the Potters Field pages back to the site, with new photos. Also added a new page for William Brown, the lynching victim of 1919 who finally had a marker installed, due to a donation, in 2009

Added new photos to the Beth Hamedrosh Cemetery site.

Added several new photos to the B'nai Abraham Cemetery site.

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September 24, 2011

Added many new photos and three new pages to the Golden Hill Cemetery site.

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September 22, 2011

Added a new location to the site, the Trinity Cathedral Sarcophagi.

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September 20, 2011

Added the Old Elkhorn Cemetery page back to the site.

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September 17, 2011

Added the Jewish Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Temple Israel) pages back to the site. Emil Brandeis, the only Omahan to go down on the Titanic, is buried here.

Added the Bird Ritchie Cemetery page back to the site.

Added the Golden Hill Cemetery pages back to the site.

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September 4, 2011

Added the B'nai Abraham Cemetery pages back to the site.

Added the Hrabik pages back to the site.

Added the Beth Hamedrosh Cemetery pages back to the site.

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August 28, 2011

Added the Ball Cemetery pages back to the site.

Added the Beth El Cemetery pages back to the site.

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August 21, 2011

Added the Union Cemetery pages back to the site.

Added the Anderson Grove pages back to the site, with new photos.

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July 25, 2011

Added a new page to Prospect Hill for H. E. "Stuttering" Brown. My thanks to Paul H. for the story.

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July 23, 2011

Added the Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery pages back to the site, with new photos

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July 15, 2011

Added the Wyuka Nebraska City Cemetery pages back to the site, with it's J. Sterling Morton information.

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July 12, 2011

I've added new bio information about the Bostwick mausoleum family. My thanks to Andrew for this information.

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July 10, 2011

Added the Wyuka Cemetery pages.

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July 9, 2011

I've added the Branson Cemetery near Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Added many new pictures taken July 4, 2011 for the Black Angel site.

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May 17, 2011

The Prospect Hill Cemetery Foundation has it's website back online at www.prospecthill-omaha.org. They're doing a program for Memorial Day, and have new brochures available.

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April 25, 2011

Bellevue Cemetery now has a kiosk near the front gates, where a large and helpful cemetery map with names is posted.

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April 22, 2011

Bad news from Sperling Gardens, by Fisher Farm...one of the historic structures has been demolished.

Added the Laurel Hill pages. I've added several new photos from April 2011 to the site; several of the gate and of the view, and one of Helen Zentz's memorial. Most of the shots on the old site were from 2002! Quite a bit can change in nine years, even at a cemetery.

Added photos for Grabow Cemetery. It's a long drive out to Gretna.

Added photos for Holy Sepulchre Sarpy/Forest City. This is even farther out than Gretna.

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April 10, 2011

Added the Black Angel site and updated some of the pages. New pictures for this site in the near future!

Added the Submarine Memorial/Wall Cemetery pages.

Added Fairview pages.

Added pages and an aerial picture for Grabow Cemetery, Forest City, Glesmann, Holy Sepulchre Sarpy, LaBorde, Lefler, Papillion,

Added pages for Pflug.

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April 2, 2011

I'm completely redesigning the site again, so please forgive any bad links and odd happenings. As pages are updated I will add them. This page in particular will have a problem with the older links until I fix it.

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August 21, 2010

Thanks to John Loomis, there is a new family photo of the Henry Windsor family and an interesting story. Click here to see the Windsor page.

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December 11, 2009

I've written a review of a new book about pioneer graveyards, Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West, by Annette Stott, for the Fall 2009 edition of "Nebraska History." Excerpts from this edition are at this link, on the Nebraska State Historical Society website. Please support the Historical Society and pick up a copy of the Fall issue, or better yet, subscribe to this excellent quarterly...and be sure to read my review. :-)

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December 11, 2009

Thanks to Stacy Piper, there are new pictures from 2008 taken at Cedar Dale Cemetery. Click here to see the Cedar Dale page.

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December 11, 2009

Thanks to Thom Neese, the site now has pictures from Union Cemetery. Click here to see the Union page.

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October 19, 2009

Thanks to John Shrimpton, the site now has pictures of the chapel and old crematorium at Forest Lawn. Click here to see the Forest Lawn chapel page.

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July 28, 2008

Added a link to Rob Yasinsac's Hudson Valley Ruins site, which chronicles the known history of the Hudson Valley estate Edward Cornish and Selina Carter Cornish owned from 1917 to their deaths. Click here to see the Cornish page, and here to see the Carter page.

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March 29, 2008

Over 5800 photos are now online of Prospect Hill markers, which comprise over 90% of the extant markers in the cemetery. Click here to go to the Prospect Hill page.