Back in 2006, Paul Ayers generously helped out Grand View Memorial Park volunteers who were working to locate, clean and photograph grave markers by providing large copies of sectional maps of the grounds.
From what I've been able to determine, those maps were created in the late 1990s using older maps, some dating back to 1927. They've been extremely helpful but along the way we've discovered some inaccuracies.
Now, thanks to the hard work of volunteer LaRae (with assistance from Charmaine) we have updated maps, and more of them -- we started with 20 and now have 33!
To say that LaRae has spent several hundred hours in the past year on this project is no exaggeration. She and her team walked each of the sections taking detailed notes and measuring grave sites, then she went to work at the computer to recreate each map (and create new ones where we needed them) with the necessary adjustments.
These maps are used every day we're at Grand View to help visitors locate the grave sites of their loved ones. They're also used by Findagrave.com photo request volunteers. They're an invaluable research and sourcing tool which we make available at the Administration Office to visitors and volunteers alike each Sunday.
And now, we present them online: download the complete set (PDF file) by clicking here.
Findagravers please remember, starting in July we will be going back to normal photo request procedures (no premade packets) so please use these maps to do advance research before you come to the cemetery.
We're extremely proud of our fellow volunteer LaRae's huge accomplishment and grateful for her dedication and skills, as well as Charmaine's work that helped to make this happen. Thank you all very much!