Monthly archives: December 2016

National Graves Registration Database UPDATE and Instructions

Due to attacks from hackers against the SUVCW Graves Database you are most likely aware of restrictions that have been placed on the database to ensure it is online and of use to anyone who wishes to use it as it was designed to be used. Below are three sets of guidelines that have been introduced to the database.

1. Public Use: Anyone with or without an account may research using the database, yes, they must have a surname and they are limited to 20 results for each search. www.suvcwdb.org

2. User Account: A user account that was in service prior to 01 August 2016 is still in service, the login in page is located at www.user.suvcwdb.org – for those who didn’t have a user account prior to 01 August 2016 they may still request a user account but must do so through a direct request to the office of the National Graves Registration Officer (NGRO). A user account doesn’t require the surname and searches can be made to view as many as 100 results at a time, some are authorized to view all the results in one search field at one time.

3. Admin Account: A admin account is still only authorized and created by the National Graves Registration Officer, no other Brother in the order has the right to a Administration Account by virtue of his office, with the exception of the National Graves Committee Members and the National Graves Registration Officer (NGRO). All other Admin Accounts must be earned and maintained via the guidelines of the NGRO as authorized by the Commander-in-Chief. Admin Account holders may make edits to existing records, delete existing records and approve/disapprove new submissions after they have been confirmed/unconfirmed. Types of people who may be considered for a Administration Account are National Aides to the National Committee on Graves Registration, Department Graves Registration Officers, Certified Cemetery Project Managers and others as deemed by the NGRO. Login information will be given to the account holder at the time they are granted an account.

In Fraternity, Charity, & Loyalty
Bruce D. Frail, PDC
National Graves Registration Officer
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

 

The Passing of Past Commander-in-Chief Charles Kuhn

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Recently, we were very sad to share the news of the passing of Past Commander-in-Chief Charles Kuhn. In response to the many requests for information about services for this dedicated Brother of the Order, we will provide the details here as well as on the National Organization’s Facebook Page. The services for Charlie Kuhn will be held on Friday December 23, 2016 at St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York St. in Gettysburg. A viewing will be held from 9:00 AM through 11:00 AM followed by a Masonic Service, than a SUVCW Service. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. You can read the full obituary in The Gettysburg TimesContributions can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, Boys Scouts of America, or Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church.

Many Brothers and Friends have already expressed their thoughts and feelings of deep admiration for Charlie on various sites. We invite you to share your thoughts and memories here on this post as we join with Charlie’s family in celebrating the life of this good man who impacted so many during his time among us.

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