The included file lists burial information for a nearby cemetery where my sister is the secretary. fyi: interment means burial. She has interment books that are old. I am trying to put the information in electronic form because the books are wearing out and the information should not be lost.
I would like to run a program (in perl I suppose -- linux for sure), that divides the included file into seperate files for each year of interment. The earliest file, "1939 new alexandria cemetery.ods", would look like:
PERMIT No. PRIMARY DISTRICT No. DATE OF INTERMENT NAME OF DECEASED CAUSE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH UNDERTAKER ADDRESS
22 662 1939-12-20 Mary Elizabeth Burge natural cause Brilliant J. A. Rigley Smithfield
28 8280 1939-12-30 Milton Eugene Reddine cerebral hemmorage Mingo Junction A. G. Murphy Mingo Junction
23 662 1939-12-30 Margaret Jane Davis advanced age Brilliant J. C. McClave Steubenville, OH
617 654 1939-12-30 Daniel Mathues cancer Steubenville, OH J. C. McClave Steubenville, OH