Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Canadian Headstones to Go On line

Jim McKane of Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, has initiated a project that will make Canadian headstone data available to all family history researchers. Jim has developed the Canadian Headstone Photo Project. Each province and territory has its own separate website and database.

The mission of the project is to capture digital images of headstones. As decades pass by many stones are becoming harder, if not impossible, to read. By archiving the images, these important records can be saved to assist future researchers.

If anyone has an interest in helping Jim McKane with this important project, Jim is looking for:

1) people lto upload any and all headstone photos you may possess

2) co-ordinators to assist in "approving" the photos as they are uploaded.

3) volunteers to photograph headstones of cemeteries and upload them.

4) genealogical societies, church groups and others who would like to create a photographic archive of their cemeteries

5) assistance to install a link to on any websites possible.

This Headstone Photo Project is a privately sponsored, non-profit, educational site. Success of the Project will depend completely upon the activities of many volunteers and other individuals who contribute photographs to the archive.

If you can assist in any way or have questions, please email Jim:


Headstones said...

This is a great project.

Headstones said...

I think this is a really good idea.