Maine Old Cemetery Association will mark 45 years of activity next year. Some 1 million names in 6,600 Maine cemeteries have been entered in the MOCA Inscription Project database.

The work of so many volunteers over decades is doubly important when you consider the fact that many of the stones from whom information was transcribed have since broken off, disappeared, sunk into the ground or eroded to the point they are no longer readable.

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