Monday, September 24, 2012
Link Changes to Evansville City Cemeteries
I go to the City Cemeteries (Oak Hill & Locust Hill) almost every day to search for a grave. Last night, I could not get to these great genealogical databases... I got instead a re-direct to a login page. I went to the Oak Hill Cemetery Face Book site and asked what was happening. The City/County web sites just recently went through some revising which included some changes in the URL's to the various governmental departments. For some unknown reason the old links bring you to the login page instead of a re-direct to the new URL address or simply inform you that the sites have been revised with new Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses. Oak Hill management quickly provided all that I needed just a few minutes after 8 AM... special thanks to Chris & his staff!
This is one of the biggest problems with the Internet that after you find a great site... you bookmark it and then that bookmark becomes a bad link because the site changed servers or simply just changed the URL within the site. I have worked 16 years on the Internet and have figured out ways to find these elusive new addresses for the sites I want to visit. Fortunately, I found a way to get to the cemetery databases late last night when I wanted to get a little info about a Gus Mattingly that had drowned trying to save others! His grave marker was featured on a "Tombstone Thursday" on this TSGS Cruiser Blog (check the labels to the right for a link to that blog -"Gus Mattingly").
Anyway, I got a quick response this morning from that Cemetery Face Book page which I appreciate very much! They gave me the new URL's to use on the links for the Tri-State Genealogical Society's web site for those who visit our site. They have been updated on our site.
If you would want to bookmark the new URL's, here is the two cemetery databases and the Evansville City Cemeteries' home page
Locust Hill Cemetery Database Search http://www.evansvillegis.com/cemeteries/locusthill.aspx
Oak Hill Cemetery Database Search http://www.evansvillegis.com/cemeteries/oakhill.aspx
Evansville City Cemeteries Home Page http://www.evansville.in.gov/index.aspx?page=1334
Now, that fall is upon us, you might want to visit the city cemeteries, especially Oak Hill, to see all of the beautiful trees as they change colors. I have spent hours photographing the breath taking beauty of this cemetery!
- Compiled by JGWest