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One possible online site is http://www.interment.net/. They accept whole and partial cemetery listings, but give preference to whole listings.


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I really like Find-a-Grave's functionality submit a whole cemetery (25 graves or more) or add memorials one at a time add pictures, biographies, transcripts, identify grave location link memorials of spouses, parents & children transfer individual memorials to persons more closely related to the deceased collaboration with others to improve a memorial ...


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The technique you are looking for is off-camera flash. This means a separate flash unit that you can trigger remotely (usually wirelessly, nowadays). By directing the light across the stone at an angle, even shallow inscriptions are highlighted. The results are amazing. I see and read details that I couldn't see standing there in person. The improvement is ...


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Your best bet is to check the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies: IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project. On their United States Page, they have almost 1400 Jewish burial sites cataloged from every state. One burial site (e.g. a town or district) may contain several Jewish cemeteries. They try to give location and contact ...


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I believe it is the the symbol of the "Österreichischer Männer-Kranken-Unterstützungsverein"; this translates to "Austrian Men's Health Benefits Organization" or "Austrian Sick Benefits Club" I believe literally. The shield with the flames I have not yet been able to explain if it is related to that organization, but have found some badges with the shield, ...


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If there was a newspaper notice of the death, it was probably in the Illawarra Mercury (incidentally, one of Australia's oldest newspapers). The site only displays classified notices from the last week but a Google search {site:illawarramercury.com.au archive 2010} generates plenty of hits indicating an extensive back catalogue. Unfortunately, they all ...


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I use Find a Grave as it is a very active site. (see @bgwiehle answer for more details) Or you can use BillionGraves from your mobile phone.


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I would send it to archive.org first. They seem to have a very liberal policy about holding useful data for a very long time. Then, after that, send it to other sites. Perhaps you could send them a link to your archive.org collection so they have easy access to it.


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I am the friend mentioned in the question. I have previously studied all the sources listed above when making application for the Sons of the American Revolution membership. I did not know about Mr. Bartley's work and will enjoy that source. The source that lists Robert Lenthal Eells' inscription is "Old Cemeteries of Southeastern Massachusetts - A ...


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I reviewed several published works about Hanover and/or Hanover Center Cemetery and/or ... Wikipedia has a photograph of Hanover Center Cemetery by John Phelan, 2010, with "First Congregational Church in the background." From the brief reading I did separately about the church, seemed the structure in the picture was built after 1800 when this Robert Eells ...


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Ask for cemetery information at local historical societies, genealogical societies, and local libraries. Ask to see what they may have stashed away that they never look at or have cataloged. I found my G3GF's lot after it had been deemed "lost" by a search team in the 1920s. The management office had no name cross-references for 1,000s of burials prior to ...


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Submit to all, if your goal is to have them available to all.


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Cemetery listings There are 2 Mount Washington Cemeteries in Missouri - one in Independence, Jackson County and a smaller one in Plattsburg, Clinton County. Most likely the Mount Washington in Independence was meant, since a city was not specified. Anna Foster also not found in billiongraves.com & interment.net. Goodman and Boller Funeral Home I ...


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Burial records at the local churches may be helpful for identifying the who and when of the graves. Death records and obituaries, if accessible/available, will also be helpful. If your cemetery is on the list of Provost Municipal District cemeteries at "Alberta: CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project", then the Alberta Genealogical Society may have some ...


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The burials at Abney Park Cemetery have indeed been indexed, and you can view the database on the website of the Abney Park Cemetery Indexing Project, which is hosted on Rootsweb. Note that the webpage hasn't been updated since April 2001, and the counter on the homepage appears to be broken. Nevertheless, I was able to find my relatives who are buried ...


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Have you seen Brief History of St. John Chrysostom Albanian Orthodox Church & SS. Peter and Paul Church, Uniondale PA? Dedicated church cemeteries seem to have been the norm, but they also used sections within larger non-denominational cemeteries. Which congregation an immigrant joined often depended on what was convenient for worship. Slight ...


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Most of this answer has negative search results -- because it's impossible to look for records online without first knowing more about the nature of the original records and their repositories. See the section below the line for new additions as records come online. The article New York City's Potter's Field: A Visit to Hart Island's Cemetery in Bronx ...


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Another possibility is to look at the list of members of the Jewish Cemetery Association of North America: https://www.jcana.org/members/all-members Some of the members are cemeteries, and some are regional associations, such as the Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, which has address information on over 200 Jewish cemeteries in the state, even ...


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First of all, if there is a cemetery association or modern-day business office that handles the affairs of the cemetery, I would start there to find out the date that the stone was placed, and to get any information available. (You may have already done so, and this might be what prompted your question -- I'm adding this note for the benefit of others who ...


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The entry on findagrave looks like someone just copied the info from a book, but he has four children listed in the cemetery. If you have not located his children's graves, you could contact the findagrave submitters (3 different people) who posted this family and ask if they know where they physically are. Next, if he is a revolutionary war soldier, try to ...


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OS is Oesterreicher. It means Austrian. Unfortunately most of the commentary about KUVs on the internet is in German, but my rusty German tells me that a lot of it is to do with emigration from the Burgenland area which is now in the far east of Austria but was in Hungary. I think you may find that the name Kovach is generally but not exclusively Hungarian ...


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I think some stones were lost when a large tree toppled down several years ago. I'm not sure of the exact date but it was in this century (21st). The tree was felled by a severe down draft that caused it to splinter and topple which destroyed several graves stones. I suspect the stones of an ancestral uncle and his family were among those destroyed as I had ...


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As suggested by Adrian and Fortiter, put as much information as you know in your question. Since you know the year she died, you can search online cemetery sources such as Find A Grave. Once you mention 'where' obituary sources can be recommended.


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Once you have the weeds out of the way, you can often take a legible photo of a stone that appears too worn to read using off-camera flash. See this question and answer including some before and after photos. You might also get such a photo using lucky sun position or the mirror method, but off-camera flash gives you much more control, and you don't have ...


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To Add to @JanMurphys original 2013 answer about some applications for headstones being on Ancestry.com. Fold3.com (an Ancestry.com site) has repository for applications with images as well as images from the original National Archives collection of U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963. Most of the applications I have been able to ...


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OpenStreetMap data (OSM) is interesting source of data - contains also cemeteries from all over the world - including position and description. Unfortunately it is quite hard to extract from the OSM database. Luckily I have found a service that can extract cemeteries from OSM database for US countries, regions and cities and export to various formats - KML, ...


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Anesti Zoto, founding member of St. John Chrysostom had his funeral there and was buried in Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge, according to his obituary found in the July 24, 1993 issue of Philadelphia Inquirer.


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As a newbie, the biggest disadvantages are not knowing where to look for answers and asking simplistic questions. However, "Google is your friend." That is, just googling the words mexico cemetery index, or mexico cemetery transcription, returns as the first hit: Mexico Cemeteries (FamilySearch Wiki), which gives an overview of what can be expected from ...


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I shared the question during the Twitter Chat #AncestryHour and received some suggestions, although some may not be useful on a white or pale stone: ScottishIndexes has had some success using tinfoil: see this post on their Facebook page blogger Liz Loveland of Adventures in Genealogy cautioned against using flour to make the inscription more visible, and ...


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This is not a complete answer to your question but may provide another data point for you to consider. It is one where the same phrase is used and where the birth date seems to be known. My 3rd great grandfather Thomas Hitchcox was baptised on the impossible date of 29 Feb 1797 at Lapley, Staffordshire, England. On 3 Feb 1873 at Fullarton, South Australia,...


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