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How to Map a Cemetery

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You can map a cemetery.

Use new technology to map a cemetery on-line and digitally preserve headstone information. A great project for Genealogists, Boy Scouts, and Families.

What you need to know

There are two classifications of cemeteries

Managed Cemeteries

Managed Cemeteries—typically maintained by an organization and open to community burials. These cemeteries are mapped and records entered by the organization.

HOW TO MAP A MANAGED CEMETERY:

These cemeteries are managed by a public agency such as a city, county, cemetery district, or a private entity such as a funeral home or church. If you know of a Managed cemetery you would like added to this website, contact the management of the cemetery and inform them of this site. Encourage them to complete the Attached Questionnaire and fax it to 801-226-0394. A NAMES IN STONE representative will contact them with pricing and funding suggestions.

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Volunteer or Family Cemetery

Volunteer or Family Cemeteries—typically small cemeteries with a small number of graves, often cared for by families or volunteers. These cemeteries can be mapped by you.

HOW TO MAP A VOLUNTEER CEMETERY:

Follow these simple steps:

1.   Visit the Cemetery

Begin by sketching the location of each headstone and transcribing headstone information. Use the helpful instructions found here: Volunteer Mapping Recommendations.

2.   Register or Sign In

Please register or sign in on the NAMES IN STONE website to access the cemetery project application and mapping tools.

3.   Cemetery Description

Complete the Cemetery Description. This essential information is necessary to post a new cemetery on the site.

4.   Draw the Cemetery

On the Cemetery Construction page, use notes from your visit and the on-line mapping tools to re-create the cemetery.


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More Project Help

For detailed help on mapping and other volunteer projects visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.