CMCA plans to undertake a comprehensive study of the 15 cemeteries in North Frontenac. The research work is planned to begin in the summer of 2019. CMCA will be looking for a partnership with the township for this extensive project and to many community members who have knowledge of specific cemeteries. Training of CMCA members and the North Frontenac Township staff, Sonia McLuckie, began on June 29. The Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery Committee Chair, Joe Wilson, did an amazing job sharing the steps and process required to complete a cemetery study. Topics such as GIS mapping, websites to use, resource books to access, checklists to complete, and transcribing data were covered. The work session included a visit to a local cemetery, where participants learned how to detect unmarked graves, and learned about a cleaning process for tombstones, which was remarkable. More information will be shared with the public as this project gets underway.
CMCA also received training from the Ontario Historical Society in July to address the handling and storage of archival material. We hope to preserve collected/donated materials for future generations in a manner recommended by the OHS.