This website was created by a group of students taking a course in Digital History with Dr. Jeff McClurken, at the University of Mary Washington in 2018. During this project we worked with the National Park Service to create a digitized, easily accessible map and register for the Fredericksburg National Cemetery (FNC).
Using the digital tools Omeka and Google My Maps, we have created a user-friendly website. Our team scanned the original FNC register of more than five hundred pages and converted them to digital files that are easily accessible on our website. We hope this project serves a broad audience; guests of the cemetery, staff, genealogists, those with a love for local history, those who have an interest in the Civil War, etc.
For more information on the content of our site and how to navigate it, visit How to Search.
Meet the Team:
Emma Baumgardner is a rising senior majoring in Communication and Digital Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Post-Graduation, she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Higher Education. She is very involved on campus as she is President of the Campus Programming Board, and works on campus as both a Tour Guide and an Orientation Leader. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, exploring the Fredericksburg area, and spending time with friends.
Marianne Brokaw is a wife, mother of 5, and grandmother of 7. In 2014, she left her career as a pediatric nurse to enjoy more time with her family. Marianne returned to school to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in History and a minor in Museum Studies. Marianne is a senior and upon completion of her degrees in December 2018, she plans to pursue a career in museum education.
Olivia Price is a rising senior studying History and Digital Studies at UMW. She is currently working towards an internship in data work and higher education software. Next semester, she is taking classes focused on digital studies, and writing her senior thesis. In her spare time, she likes to read and watch movies.
Megan Lindsey is a graduating senior majoring in History. After graduating, Megan plans on earning masters in Library Science and plans to work with archiving. Currently, she works in the Digital Archiving Lab of the Simpson Library's Special Collections and Archiving department. In her free time, Megan reads everything from non-fiction about people like Mary Shelley to fantasy like Discworld, drawing, and watching movies.
Claire Goode is a senior, double majoring in History and English. After graduation, she plans on pursuing museum work and is particular interested in museum collections. Currently she works at the Mary Washington House, giving guided tours of the residence, as well as at Mount Vernon, interpreting various handcrafts of the 18th Century. She enjoys recreating historical clothing, learning Italian, and rereading the novels of Jane Austen.
Nick Skibinski is a rising senior majoring in History. Next year, he will be taking his remaining upper-level History courses and writing his senior thesis. His interests include reading and writing, both fiction and nonfiction.
Abigail Brock is a rising senior double majoring in Classical Archaeology and Communications & Digital Studies with a minor in Museum Studies. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue a Master's in Archaeology. In her free time, she loves reading, riding her horse, and going on long hikes. She is very involved with campus life for she serves as the President of Classics Club and Eta Sigma Phi and holds two campus jobs, working as a Resident Assistant and a tutor at the Digital Knowledge Center.