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I have a case where Find a Grave and a link from USGenWeb (Wayne County Cemeteries) both indicate the cemetery has been "destroyed". No photos and no additional information. FAG contains 5 records of identified graves.

Since there are at least a few identified graves there and no indication the graves were moved, how do I handle this? Document what I found and leave the structure? Delete the structure?

asked 30 Jun, 09:11

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If you can confirm that a cemetery has been inundated, that all of the graves have been disinterred and moved, or that the cemetery has been "destroyed" in some way and no longer contains any interments, then yes, the point can be deleted. Both Find A Grave and GenWeb are reliable sources, however, if you're not quite sure, we recommend just leaving the point on the map.

You can also send an email to nationalmapcorps@usgs.gov with specific details about the cemetery, and we can investigate further.

For additional guidance, check out these other Q&A posts:

https://navigator.er.usgs.gov/QandA/questions/202/deleting-cemeteries https://navigator.er.usgs.gov/QandA/questions/272/historic-cemetery-moved https://navigator.er.usgs.gov/QandA/questions/270/underwater-cemeteries

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answered 30 Jun, 09:51

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