What is NAMES IN STONE?
NAMES IN STONE is the first website of its kind. It is a website designed to be a central repository for burial records and maps for multiple cemeteries. It is for any cemetery of any size, in any condition, public or private, maintained or unmaintained, that would like to make their maps and records available online.
Why is NAMES IN STONE different from other cemetery websites?
Most cemetery websites post an alphabetical listing of burials for a single cemetery. NAMES IN STONE allows the visitor to search an alphabetical listing of multiple cemeteries AND view the actual grave location on an interactive map. It’s almost like being there!
Current, up-to-date data enhances the research experience. Most cemetery sites provide a snapshot of deceased information as of a given date and are rarely updated with new information. NAMES IN STONE provides dynamic data, giving participating cemeteries and the public the ability to update information on the site as frequently as they choose.
Who benefits from NAMES IN STONE?
NAMES IN STONE provides a spatial perspective to cemetery research that is unmatched. Genealogists can now see much more than an alphabetical listing of burials. They can see maps showing grave groupings that help piece together family relationships. Genealogists can also contribute their own maps and information with unique on-line mapping tools.
NAMES IN STONE is like having another employee who answers visitor’s questions about the deceased, the grave location, and other pertinent information. NAMES IN STONE allows cemeteries to easily upload their most current data, providing them with an off-site backup of their cemetery information. Best of all, this service is free to the cemetery.
NAMES IN STONE peaks the interest of all those who like to visit cemeteries and pay respect to their departed loved ones. The public can search for the graves of relatives and famous people, and enjoy decorating graves with real and virtual flowers.