Avid ancestry.com researcher, I live in Ventura, CA and will be willing to get pictures of gravestones in the Ventura county area.
Please feel free to use any photos I upload. They are not art, they are YOUR friends and relatives. Please use the information and photos as you see fit. ~ judi
St. Mary's Cemetery aka Cemetery Memorial Park aka Cemetery Park in Ventura, CA is my main focus. I am entering the city burial list information, which states "Burial Date", not date of death. The dates will be close, and as family members step forward I will transfer relatives when requested, or change information as research shows correct dates or names. The city records have been transcribed from two different sources, and I have found errors as I am working on the entries.
Original headstones were removed in 1964. Some were claimed by family members. Some were moved to other cemeteries. Majority of interred remain in place without any markings. The city has a replacement plan for markers requested by family. A few of these replacement markers currently dot the park landscape.
More information at: www.restorestmarys.org and/or www.cityofventura.net/cmp
More research: Charles Johnson, Director of the Research Library at the Museum of Ventura County
805-653-0323 ext. 320