ABOUT OUR BURIAL RECORDS & MAPS
The Cortland Rural Cemetery is beginning the long process of transferring its primarily hard-copy records and related documents into an easily searched database for use by our operations/office staff -- and, ultimately -- for use by the public, via our website.
While we tackle this endeavor, please be patient with us!
As you would expect at a nearly 150+ year-old cemetery, burial records consist of a wide variety of information in an equally wide array of formats, ranging from hand-written records from the late 1800s, to type-written pages from the mid-1900s, to computerized records. And the same goes for our maps, which run the gamut from hand-rendered, one-of-a-kind maps to more modern renderings and computerized formats.
Daunting enough in and of themselves, the process of managing, cross-checking, converting, and archiving all of these items is further complicated by the fact that we must do so bringing to bear our very limited financial resources, paid staff hours, and volunteer labor.
In other words, we do the best we can! Meantime, we currently have four documents available to you here: