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The goal of Cemetery Research is to provide the additional information a researcher needs along with the basics. The information is gathered from from multiple places and the cemeteries themselves, along with information from Death Certificates, SSDI, Census Records, Marriage Records and more. The intent is to guide users to the correct information within the notes.
The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods and styles. Through its publications, conferences, workshops and exhibits, AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones. At every opportunity, AGS cooperates with groups that have similar interests.
BillionGraves is the world′s largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images. Volunteers use smartphones to take GPS-tagged pictures of headstones in cemeteries, which are then uploaded to the Internet and transcribed for easy searching. The information on the headstones is then made available to the public. BillionGraves software is free, easy to use, and available for desktop computers and smartphones.
Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour. The site simply wouldn't exist without the million+ contributors. is a publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use by genealogists and local historians. Visitors use our online library to help them locate burials of their family and friends, trace their family history, and learn something about cemeteries in general. About 500,000 people each month visit to use the online library, making us one of the most popular FREE genealogical references on the Internet. While the staff of actively visits cemeteries and compiles records, we mostly rely on folks to submit their transcriptions and compilations to us. Many of the transcriptions published here are of cemeteries that no longer exist. Hence, provides a place where cemeteries can be preserved in documentation and used by generation after generation.
A project of the US Veterans Administration National Cemetery Association
The outline at this site may be used as an outline, checklist, sample format, or template to writing an obituary.
Provided by the Unites States Social Security Administration, the SSDI can help you find Social Security Death Records, which contain information on anyone whose death has been reported to the U.S. Social Security Administration. In fact, it contains more than 90 million names and details about birth, death, and last residence. The SSDI is one of the largest indexes in the world and a vital tool for any family history researcher or enthusiast.
The mission of this project is to capture digital images of gravestones of our ancestors. As decades pass-- many stones are becoming harder, if not impossible, to read the inscriptions they originally contained. By archiving the images, we can help save these important records and also assist researchers using this valuable resource.