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—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 email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A NAMES IN STONE representative will contact them with pricing and funding suggestions.
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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