Screenshot of app showing new interactive database

Less than a year after creating a comprehensive interactive database for Oakridge Cemetery, the City of Goshen has added information for Violett Cemetery as well.  Anyone can now use a computer or mobile device to locate a burial at Violett Cemetery, which is located at 2818 Violett Road. The link can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Cemeteries page on the City website: goshenindiana.org/cemeteries.

Cemeteries staff has placed a QR code on the Violett Cemetery shop door that will take users straight to the web application.

The service uses GIS technology. It was created in partnership with the Goshen Engineering Department.

Director of Cemeteries Burt Matteson said, “This is the next step in making burial information more available to the public. People can use the technology they are already carrying to access this information. The Oakridge burial search was a great step forward and we think this resource will be as enthusiastically received as our database of Oakridge Cemetery. We at Cemeteries are grateful for the time Engineering personnel have invested in making this project so functional and beautiful.” 

A timeline is being developed to provide the same service for West Goshen.