Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the differences between the lists on GPR cemetery pages?

Most cemetery pages on the Gravestone Photographic Resource (GPR) have two different types of lists:

  • Grave monument lists
  • Surname lists

Alphabetic Grave monument lists

The grave monument lists display all the grave monuments within a cemetery. The lists are in alphabetic surname order of the first name that has been recorded for a grave monument.

This type of list is good for identifying all the names listed on a monument. The names listed include not only those buried but also all other names mentioned. This can be particularly useful when the deceased person is young and the monument lists their father and mother.

Below is an example which is the first grave monument record listed for St Mary's Church burial ground, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk, England.

family surnamefull namerelationshipbirth
year
burial
year
ageGPR grave ID
AdamsGeorge Adams185819377963087
Annie Bixby190219706863087
Frank Bixby189819909263087
Jane Adams185419529863087

In this example, the family surname Adams is a link to the family name page that lists all the people with the surname starting with Adams. This list will also include names such as Adamson.

Each of the people named within the grave also have links. These are links to the grave detail page for that particular grave monument. You will see that the GPR grave ID number is the same each person listed for a specific monument.

Please notice that in the above example only two of the names are for the surname Adams. Although no relationship is given on the grave monument, it is very likely that these two with the surname Bixby are the daughter and son-in-law.

Alphabetic Surname lists

The surname list displays all the names mentioned in the cemetery in surname alphabetic order.

This list is useful in finding all the surnames that are mentioned on monuments within the cemetery.

The example below is the alphabetic surname list for the same cemetery used in the above example.

family surnamefull namerelationshipbirth
year
burial
year
ageGPR grave ID
AdamsFrancis Theodore Adams188719516463134
Frederick Adams190119868563152
George Adams185819377963087
Gertrude May Adams189619737763152
Jane Adams185419529863087
Kate Maria Adams188719728563134

In this example, the family surname Adams is a link to the family name page that lists all the people held within the GPR that have the surname starting with Adams. This list will also include names such as Adamson.

Each of the people named within the grave also have links. These are links to the grave detail page for that particular grave monument. You will see that the GPR grave ID number does vary when the alphabetic surname list is used.


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