Stonewall Jackson Cemetery website

Project Lead:

Carol Hansen Karsch, Data & Statistical Support Specialist, University Library

Team:

Emily Crawford ’14

Project URL: http://library2.wlu.edu/SJCemetery/

Project Description:

The W&L University Library has created a searchable website for the local Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. The census of the tombstones was spearheaded by Rockbridge County resident, Tom Kastner, who also provided photos of the graves. Recognizing the value of the project, the University Library offered to design, develop and host a searchable website so the information and photos would be available to anyone interested in learning more about the people who are buried there. The site includes information on: dates of birth, death, the war in which a veteran served, spouse, children, occupation and location within the cemetery. Carol Hansen Karsch, the library’s Data & Statistical Support Specialist, created the website, and supervised Emily Crawford, a W&L classics major, who undertook the massive job of resizing the photos for the web. It is anticipated that the census, approximately 60 percent complete, will be up to date within two years.

Methodology: archives and mapping