Megan Awards February Grant

Megan Smolenyak SmolenyakAncestry Weekly Journal columnist, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, has announced the recipient of her February grant this week. Cemetery Surveys, Inc. was the recipient and according to their site,

Rose Birdwell and daughter in law Nikki Neblett started this site by looking for Nikki’s ancestors in Cherokee Co., NC. in 1999. We had a digital camera, so we decided to do every stone in every cemetery that we did, and put it on the internet, so that others would benefit. For awhile, we stayed in just Cherokee Co., but then we started getting requests for other cemeteries in other counties. In two years, we had about 200 cemeteries indexed and online.

Congratulations to this very worthy site! For more information on Megan’s grant program or to submit a candidate, see her Honoring Our Ancestors website.

2 thoughts on “Megan Awards February Grant

  1. The Cemetery Survey Inc website address is not correct – I tried to go there several times and an error would pop up with “Error – can’t find website” I even did the google search – same problem.

  2. This grant came at just the right time for Cemetery Surveys, Inc….the server went down for 2 1/2 weeks before we could afford to pay for it’s upgrade. Thank you so much for honoring us with this grant. We are looking forward to a few more years of being able to run without problems.
    Rose Birdwell, President, Cemetery Surveys, Inc.

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