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Posted on: May 20, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Sidney Greenwood Cemetery has gone Hi-Tech!

Kiosk at Cemetery

The directory will allow cemetery visitors to quickly and easily locate loved ones, relatives and friends simply by touching a computer screen. It's easy and programmed so that just a few computer screen finger touches (even gloved hands in cold weather work) will locate the plot location of anyone you are looking for. The computer is in an attractive, environmentally controlled weather resistant Mausoleum type housing. The search instructions are easy to follow and is handicapped accessible.

Cemetery Sexton, Don Gehrig, stated that in addition to visitors easily and quickly finding the location of the marker, the computer program also displays a map of the cemetery with the location of the grave. Not only does this help visitors, it also helps genealogists and your local floral companies to easily find gravesites. Cemetery employees can also devote less time to locating grave and more time to keep our memorial park attractive.

A "Virtual Memorial" including information such as obituaries, family trees, photos, videos and audio can be programmed into the directory for display. This memorial can be viewed online anywhere at anytime on the World Wide Web! For more information on this option contact: Don Gehrig at Greewood Cemetery, 308-254-2337 or Cindy Heilbrun at the City Offices, 308-254-5300.

Windy Prairie Systems Inc, a company out of Indianola NE, developed the Kiosk Touch Screen Cemetery Directory. The Kiosks were orginally designed to serve larger memorial parks.

Funding for the new directory was provided by Greenwood Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Windy Prairie - See How It Works!
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