Friday, October 01, 2004

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project Debuts!
CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project's goal is to find and list all known Canadian cemeteries. As we grow we'll add information to help genealogists find out more about each cemetery.

This database is one that has been built by contributions from visitors. We grow as you submit information and we'll continue to grow with your support.

We offer:
  • A list of known cemeteries located in Canada (with your help we can add more!)
  • The location of these cemeteries and the history of as many as possible
  • Links to online transcripts, indexes & photographs offered throughout CanadaGenWeb & elsewhere as known
  • Links to where you can purchase transcripts & indexes not offered online
  • Offers of lookups & links to lookups offered elsewhere as known

    The goals of this project are:
  • To locate every cemetery in Canada (street address; Township; Lot & Concession; GPS)
  • To provide information about every cemetery (date of first interment; whether closed, private or still accepting interments; etc.)
  • To provide locations of cemetery transcripts, indexes and photos (links to those online; purchase information for those offline)
  • To make the project as searchable as possible. Cemeteries will be searchable by name of cemetery; Each province and territory will have a surname index; Indexes for transcripts are welcome to be added to the search as well.