Recent McCIG Projects
November, 2018 - Members of the Evergreen Cemetery Association, McCIG and Find a Grave volunteers gathered recently at the cemetery to watch the process of using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to scan for unmarked graves. The reports prepared by Texas Cemetery Restoration, LLC of Dallas will be useful to the association for planning future burials. See complete story in Waco Tribune Herald, December 1, 2018.
May, 2018 - A large number of civic leaders, the community and McCIG members gathered at First Street Cemetery to memorialize the reburial of about 200 unidentified people whose gravesites were disturbed in 2007 during an expansion of Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. McCIG member Norma Cannata served five years on the committee to bring these early citizens of Waco to their final resting place. See full article in Waco Tribune Herald, May 17, 2018.
Summer, 2018 - The McCIG summer project was researching the cemetery at St. John's Lutheran Church of Battle, now Grace Lutheran Church of Mart. Norma Thronburg and Debi Haynes interviewed the current pastor and copied the old church records while Ron Dearth translated the German documents into English. Each person identified as being buried at St. John's was researched and a bio written by other members of McCIG. Our mission is to see that these small cemeteries are not overlooked. Read the published results in Heart of Texas Records, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018.