CINCINNATI (AP) -- The names and Cincinnati-area burial locations of soldiers who served in conflicts from the Revolutionary War to World War I are being made available online thanks to a genealogist who rescued records that were bound for the trash.
A Works Progress Administration project in the 1930s catalogued that information from Hamilton County cemeteries in five books. The Cincinnati Enquirer ( http://cin.ci/K9fzKn ) reports the county recorder's office had the documents on microfilm and planned to scrap the 2-by-3-foot volumes until Mary Remler asked to take them home in 1979.
That became a blessing when the recorder's office recently learned the books still existed and could be scanned to preserve grave information better than the fading and out-of-focus microfilm.
It's useful information for historians and groups that decorate veterans' graves for holidays.
Hamilton County Recorder: www.recordersoffice.hamilton-co.org
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com