Jericho Cemetery is located on Lot 1
of Concession 5, Charlotteville Township, at Jericho, a T-intersection north
of St. Williams, south of Silver Hill. It is immediately east (across the
road) of Dad's & Buck's Auto Repairs, which provided much of the unique
audio in this video. The audio concludes with a few bars of The Band's Caves
of Jericho from that group's 1993 Jericho CD.
The OGS/Norfolk Branch's CD of Names
in Norfolk Cemeteries, lists 257 names on Jericho Cemetery stones, as of
2003. This cemetery is still in use.
Many of the surviving historic
stones are still quite readable. Only a few could not be fully transcribed
with little effort. Although several stones can be transcribed by pausing the playback of our video
when appropriate, our video is meant only as an overview of the cemetery
not as an alternative resource to cemetery stone transcriptions.
When it comes to cemetery
transcriptions, older is frequently better. Volunteer transcribers from the
Norfolk Historical Society transcribed this cemetery in the 1960s. A
copy of that transcription is on file and available for viewing in the
Reading Room of the Norfolk Heritage Centre (www.norfolklore.com).
The Norfolk Branch of the Ontario
Genealogy Society subsequently transcribed this cemetery over a
decade later. Their transcription is available for sale from their web site:
Genealogy Society/Norfolk Branch. (See their "Published
Resources" web page.)
Our videos are merely sneak peeks --
not exhaustive treatments -- of their subject. Hopefully they will provide a
touch of perspective for those who live at a distance until they can visit.
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