Gravestone Photographic Resource

Help

A comments / feedback / help request is available on the website. This allows site visitors to place help requests onto the website.

The gravestone photographic resource project is an attempt to provide a much needed on-line resource for family historians.

The projects initial aim was to digitally photograph all UK grave monuments for people born before 1901 that are currently legible. In some cases where the legibility is poor, names and dates may not be completely accurate.

The project has now been extended to include all legible grave monuments from around the world. There are now images from 31 countries including Australia, Canada and Cyprus.

The Surname List option within the Search system is also very useful to check to see if there are any variations in the spelling of a surname. The Search system can be accessed using the link on the main menu at the top of every page.

For instance, if you want to see what versions of the name Ablett are stored within the database, just press the A within the surname list option and all the surnames within the resource starting with A will be displayed.

This feature is particularly useful to look for names that sound very similar but are spelt differently. For instance, the names Nichol and Nickle occur on graves close to each other in the churchyard at Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland. It is very likely that these two families are related and the different versions of the names are just the result of the different stone masons version of spelling the name.

If you are interested in a particular family surname then you can easily find all the entries for that name by using the find family references search box. This search box is available on many pages within the website. Please note that the same person may appear on many different monuments. For example, not only can a person be mentioned on their own grave monument but also on the monuments of their spouse, their children and even their grand children.

The website also has individual pages for each burial ground. These pages list all the grave monuments that have been photographed and indexed by the project. The easiest way to see all the cemeteries in a particular area is to use the countries link on the top menu of every page.

To find the answers to questions other people have asked, have a look at the Frequently asked Questions (FAQs) page.


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