The Wauwatosa Cemetery needs volunteers to do the following things:
- Verify the records from the burial records - This requires a PC and
can be done from home. The records can be downloaded from the site using an ID
and password. The task is a little tedious because of the number of records,
the lack of uniformity and sometime the legibility of the information over the
last 155 years; however, they are broken down into 145 bite size pieces
- We know we are missing headstones because of the volume of photos
taken by 12 volunteers over several days and the time to review and rename the
photos to be used on the website. We need people to go to the website on a nice
day and find the ones which do not have photos, take photos and rename the JPGs
to be inserted on the webpage. The cemetery is a very interesting place to
explore and this can be done as much as you would like.
- We need to collect and write up additional historical information
which links history to the people buried at the website. One good source of
information is the library who have copies, some of which are located at the
Wauwatosa Library in the Special books desk:
- Reminiscences of Early Wauwatosa by Emma Clapp Watner
- Sketches of Wauwatosa compiled by Elizabeth Foley
- The Wauwatosa Story (1961 & revisions)
- Images of Wauwatosa (2004).
- Since Wauwatosa did not incorporate as a village until 1892, its
early years were connected to the Town of Wauwatosa, which is chronicled in
Memoirs of Milwaukee County by Jerome Watrous (1909)
- From Trading Post to Metropolis: Milwaukee Countys First
l00 Years (1985).
- The Wauwatosa Historical Society keeps no information online
but research can be done there by appointment on Wednesday afternoon from 10:00
AM to 2:00 PM. If you are not a member, you must pay to use the resources.
- Milwaukee County Historical Society also is a great source
of information, some of it is linked to the pages on this website or go to
their museum located 910 N. Old World Third Street. The museum is free.
- If anyone wants to do rubbings of some of the sandstone headstones so
we can take photographs, that would be a great project as well. without
damaging the headstones, we would also be interested in that as well.
If you would like to participate, please let us know through the
Comments/Contact Us page. Thank you so much for volunteering your time and
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