CemSearch is a genealogy site designed specifically for people who are “in search of their roots” in a 25 county area in south-central Ontario. CemSearch is a database with a total (at the time of writing) of 918 cemeteries, 25 counties, 476 cemetery photos, 438,422 cemetery transcriptions, 30,612 monument photos and 775 personal pictures, with additional family history notes for many records.
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) is a searchable registry to honour and remember the sacrifices of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who, since Confederation, have given their lives serving in uniform. The names of fallen soldiers found in the CVWM are also inscribed in the seven Books of Remembrance.
RCMP Honour Roll
The RCMP’s Honour Roll remembers those who lost their lives while on operational police duty, and is a subset of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial database. Search RCMP Honour Roll HERE.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The CWGC honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, their work began more than a century ago building cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Search the CWGC records HERE.
How to Photograph a Tombstone
Headstones are monuments to our ancestors and a link to both family ties and our history. Many people have an interest in taking photographs of tombstones and a good quality photograph is desirable when you’re researching ancestry information or documenting headstones and grave markers. Hopefully, you will find these tips helpful. HERE.