One Tombstone at a time…BJM’s Cemetery Discoveries too!

A bench is provided for reflection

A bench is provided for reflection – St. Andrews

Recently I joined Find A Grave. It will take me awhile to add my memorials and pictures but so far people have been very kind.

UPDATE September 9, 2019: I stopped adding to my BJM Cemeteries Discoveries Blog back in 2014 and started adding to Find A Grave as many tombstones as I could, that had not already been added. This blog is still active at blogger but I will remove it from the web at the end of 2019.  So if you want to take a look, I suggest you do so.  I will turn it into a PDF with explanations at each of my blogs – see right side of this blog for a listing under Blogs I like. Many of the cemeteries should be featured in posts within a wordpress blog of mine.  http://bjmcemeterydiscoveries.blogspot.com/

Here is my grandfather Archibald’s memorial that I manage.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GSmid=48339339&GRid=132489644&

I find Find A Grave is really good for finding tombstones and memorials for those buried in the USA. Canada is making progress in adding to Find A Grave. Unfortunately, it only allows you to search for the cemetery and makes you wade through all of the same named ones for the whole country and not by province.  So you may try searching using the person’s name, or the name of the cemetery but remember to spell out Saint, which is the correct way to add to Find A Grave.

Here is a list for searching for cemeteries online for Canada.

The Canadian Headstones.com:  http://canadianheadstones.com/

OCFA – Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: http://ocfa.islandnet.com//homepage.html

Canadian Gravemarker Gallery:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cangmg/

Field of Stones project:  http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clifford/index.htm

Gravestone Photograph Resource Canada Page apparently this went away: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/countries/canada.php

Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project:  http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/ON/

The Archives of Ontario can give you lists of cemetery publications at their website, here is Glengarry. I did a pretty good job of visiting most of the cemeteries on this list on my trip to Glengarry County in 2012 and I wrote about it on this blog under Touring Glengarry.

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/microfilm/cemetery_glengarry.aspx

Each province may have a special website for finding tombstones in Canada, like Hastings has one here:  Hastings County Cemeteries has ads that are annoying but it is helpful. Well to bad it went away:

http://www.angelfire.com/wa3/greenwoodontario/HastingsCountyCemeteries.html

Lonely Stones, oh dear this is gone too: http://www.glengarrycounty.com/LS/lonelyst.html 

Cornwallroots this is gone too:  http://cornwallroots.info/cms/index.htm

Added 1/17/2016 – Try this one for Quebec:

http://www.cimetieresduquebec.ca/

If you know of a website where they are doing great work on cemeteries in Canada, please comment with the name and url.

Updated Sept 7, 2019  – You might try The Wayback machine for some of these?

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