All these links lead to cemetery plot plans, tombstone transcriptions and/or photos, burial, death registers, etc.
All are free, although some sites may require you to register or allow cookies to be set. A few are contacts for tombstone transcribers who will reply with the text of a grave marker and / or photo.
Please report any broken links, or a change in status, should a site start requesting payment for access. Also, please send me the URLs for any other sources of cemetery plot plans, tombstone transcriptions, and burial registers that are available on-line at no charge.
To be useful and appropriate to this page, linked sites must have the NAMES, LOCATIONS and DATES of death or burial available online. Websites of photos of tombstones may be linked, but they must be clear enough that tombstone engravings are legible, or their inscriptions available in text format.
If I use your links, I'll send you a REAL postcard.
"...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."
Don't screw up your face like that! As my mother used to say, the wind might change and your face will stay that way. This is a lovely site with photos of cemeteries all over the world, plus lots of tidbits and interesting facts.
Murray Pletsch's great website - over 350,000 photos of tombstones with their inscriptions, filed by province, community, cemetery and surname (cross-indexed with maiden names whenever these are included)
Since 1928, the Canadian war veterans' magazine has published a brief death record for each of the Legion's members. Where available, also listed are age, rank, unit, service number, time of service, and branch of membership at time of death.
Over 110,000 graves listed. Ongoing project to photograph Canadian war graves worldwide. Database is searchable by any single or combined aspect of the data, from name, service, unit, date of death, location, etc. Super fast search. Clear photos plus transcription for each tombstone. Amazing site!
established in 1891 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Cloverdale Lodge No. 15) and named the Odd Fellows Cemetery. It has the unique feature of the oldest tombstone predating the opening of the cemetery. All tombstones have been photographed by the website owner, Tara Hawkins. Also included are links to area cemeteries.
In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the church, which is located on old Hudson Bay Company Fort in Fort Langley BC, efforts are being made to identify those buried there between 1840 and 1890. No records exist.
"A database consisting of the surnames, cemetery name and location
of over 2 Million interments from several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario, Canada." Searchable by surname. The files can be downloaded using FTP.
While not available on line, these microfilms can be ordered and viewed via your local library. The reference numbers are listed by District or County, with the cemeteries transcribed listed. An excellent reference not to be missed.
includes communities of Paisley, Rusk & Walkerton so far. Some inscriptions in photos are not clear enough to read, but some of these have transcriptions accompanying images. Webmaster offers assistance via e-mail. A work in progress.
47 tombstone photos with transcriptions. Follow the arrow links immediately below the photos through the 4 pages. NOTE: DO NOT use the search box at the top of the page, as it searches the whole picture website, and you'll end up with photos of drunk students, etc., completely unrelated to cemetery photos and nothing to do with your search.
Includes cit of North Bay and surrounding communities of Astorville, Bear Island, Bonfield Twp., Cache Bay, Callendar, Calvin Twp., Chisholm Twp., Corbeil, Feronia, Field, Garden Village, Holmes, Kipling, Lavigne, Mattawa, Nipissing Junction, Nipissing Village, plus Nipissing First Nation, Powassan, Restoule, Rutherglen, Trout Creek, Verner, Whitney, etc.
includes hamlets, villages and towns of Ahmic Harbour, Arnstein, Burks Falls, Carling, Commanda, Dunchurch, Emsdale, Golden Valley, Loring, Machar, Magnetawan, Maple Island, Midlothian, Nipissing Village, Nobel, Novar, Powassan, Restoule, Rosseau, Seguin Falls, Shawanaga First Nation, South River, Spence, Sprucedale, Sundridge, Trout Creek, Wasauksing First Nation, Waubamik, Whitestone, etc.
Communities of Chalk River, Deep River, Deux Rivieres, Eganville, Killaloe, Mackey, Madawaska, Pembroke, Petawawa, Point Alexander, Stonecliffe, Westmeath, and assorted townships & unorganized & reorganized areas now amalgamated under new names, etc.
Something to keep in mind in wandering Quebec cemeteries: In Quebec, cemetery plots are by law not purchased, but leased for 99 years. At the end of the lease, a notice is published in local newspapers, listing the surnames of the plots about to expire.
If no one comes forward to renew the lease, the deceased is dug up, reburied a few feet deeper and the plot is available for a new burial. The inscription on any tombstone is sandblasted off and will be reused in situ. I have no idea what this means in terms of burial records, but would hope these "transfers" are recorded and the early burials remain documented.
While I have seen this reported in the national news, I have received word that this is not necessarily so in all cemeteries in Quebec. Apparently, in Notre Dame des Neige Cemetery in Montreal, the right of perpetuity exists. I would appreciate comment on this topic from others in Quebec.
A work in progress, this is an indexed transcript of the tombstones of this area's cemeteries. Photos of tombstones are not on the website, but are offered once you determine the reference number. Nice setup, webmaster, especially the progress report listing cemeteries as they are added! A PDF reader is required, and a link to download it free has been thoughtfully included on the website.
Search utility: Nom de jeune fille = maiden name; d?funt = deceased; Pr?nom = given or first name; Nom du conjoint = spouse's surname; Ann?e de naissance = year of birth; Ann?e du d?c?s = year of death.
A tiny village east of Arthabasca and Victoriaville, about halfway between the St. Lawrence River and the American border. What is so terrific about this page is that the names are connected to family tree info and in some cases, photos! Website in French only, but well worth lumbering through with a French-English dictionary.