Local History: Citizen Historian Center
Help contribute to our shared past while living in the present! Provide an oral history of an event that you, or someone you know lived through, transcribe historic letters, preserve your own history for future generations to study, and more! Explore these programs today!
Citizen Archivist Program: National Archives
American Folklife Center
Local History Projects
These projects are sponsored, and facilitated by local cultural, or historical organizations, as well as community members!
Washingtonville Cemetery Veteran's Project
The Washingtonville Cemetery has started on a monumental project to document, digitize, photograph, and commemorate those interred in our historic cemetery. Linda Standish and Jill Moore have been working diligently through old cemetery ledgers, newspaper articles, military records, NSDAR records, and much more to compile and build the cemetery’s first complete database of burials. This database will allow for an accurate count of interments, allow for easier identification of veterans, and will allow the town historian to provide more accurate information when genealogical or historical inquiries are made.
They actively welcome fellow citizen historians to help with the documentation process! Interested parties can go on Find A Grave to identify and submit photographs for profiles that lack images, or they can submit information for the database. Linda and Jill are seeking photos, obituaries, stories, news articles, Bible records, or any other information families would like to provide on those who are buried at the cemetery. Please email them at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to provide them with any records or information.