One Tombstone at a time…

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. I have been posting a lot on my BJM Cemeteries Discoveries Blog but feel I better get them documented somewhere else.

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

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

OCFA – Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid:

Canadian Gravemarker Gallery:

Field of Stones project:

Gravestone Photograph Resource Canada Page:

Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project:

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.

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.

Lonely Stones: 


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

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

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