Ancestor Links - Useful Sources for Genealogy Research (continued)

This web page includes additional information for the following subsection that is listed on the main Sources page.

Books and other Published Sources - Cemetery Listings

Transcribed information included in Cemetery Listings can be a valuable source of genealogical information and clues for individuals and families.

There are several sources for Cemetery Listings - such as:

  1. Libraries & Archives
  2. Genealogy and History Societies
  3. Specialized Internet sites
  4. Cemetery Offices & Visits to Cemeteries
  5. Cemetery Management Software

Please keep in mind that Cemetery Inscriptions and Cemetery Transcriptions may contain errors - such as incorrect spelling of names and/or incorrect dates.

Web Page links have been provided below. Please let me know if you discover that one of the links no longer works - as specific web page addresses tend to change over time.

1. Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives are a valuable source for published Cemetery Lists and Transcriptions.

A few examples of published information:

Check the main Sources web page for more information regarding Libraries & Archives - and other Genealogy Sources.

2. Genealogy and History Societies

Genealogy and History Societies are a valuable source for published and unpublished Cemetery Lists and Transcriptions.

3. Specialized Internet sites

The available information is growing on an ongoing basis and is based on user contributions - for the following specialized internet sites:

"Find A Grave's primary purpose is a graves registration website."
"With millions of names and photos, it is an invaluable tool for the genealogist and family history buff. Find A Grave memorials can contain rich content including photos, biographies and dates." is a "free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research."

One of the CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project's goals is "to find and list all known Canadian cemeteries."
The website includes: (i) lists and locations of Canadian cemeteries; (ii) links to and information about transcripts, indexes & photographs; and (iii) offers of lookups & links to lookups offered elsewhere as known.

Gravestone Photographic Resource is "an international directory of grave monuments".

4. Cemetery Offices & Visits to Cemeteries

Some Cemetery Offices provide a free or fee based look-up service and/or may have a website.

Smaller cemeteries may be cared for by an individual or a local Genealogy and History Society. The local individual or Society may be a source for transcribed information.

Visits to Cemeteries may lead to the discovery of gravestone inscriptions that have not been transcribed, incorrectly transcribed and/or incompletely transcribed.

5. Cemetery Management Software

Among the numerous Cemetery Management Software products - here are two links for interesting products by Ramaker & Associates, Inc. - CIMS Home Page and an example for Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wisconsin using CIMS software.

One of the many advantages of the above software example - is that in addition to being able to search for and see where - on the cemetery map - an individual is buried - you can also quickly see the names of other individuals buried in the same cemetery plot and surrounding plots.

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