28 March 2016


One of the sites I'll mention in my presentation on Canadian resources at WDYTYA? Live in Birmingham is CanadianHeadstones.com.
With no comprehensive source like the free index to civil registrations of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales (until recently), gravestones are an especially important source for the Canadian genealogist.
Canadian Headstones has over 1,418,000 gravestone photo records from across Canada, up from 1,006,536 when I last counted in February 2015. Best represented is Ontario with over 807,300 entries followed by Quebec with 392,100.
Search by specifying the area, province and county options).
Along the way there are opportunities to donate and contribute, CanadianHeadstones.com is registered under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act as Corporation Number 7646712.
There's an active Facebook presence at www.facebook.com/Canadianheadstones which includes news on recently added cemeteries. This month's additions are: ST. HEDWIG'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Barry's Bay. Renfrew County, Ontario; ST. PAUL'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Plantagenet, Prescott & Russel County, Ontario; ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ANGLICAN CEMETERY, IROQUOIS - Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry , Ontario.

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