New database: Canadian Headstones

Photograph from Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Canada (photographed by Suwannee Payne, 2014; Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons).

Today we’re announcing a new database in collaboration with Canadian Headstones, Canadian Headstones: Cemetery Heritage Records of Canada. We will be announcing complete datasets by individual cemeteries over the next several months.

Canadian Headstones is a volunteer-operated Canadian non-profit dedicated to the digital preservation of Canada’s cemetery heritage. We are working together to create an index-only database that links back to the Canadian Headstones website for each record, which include headstone images, transcriptions, and full citations. To learn more about Canadian Headstones and their mission, please visit their website.

The following cemeteries have been released in this update:

  • Authier Cemetery, Abitibi Ouest, Quebec
  • Amos Cemetery, Route 111 EST, Abitibi, Quebec
  • Acadia Valley Cemetery, Acadia Valley, Alberta
  • Oyen Cemetery, Special Area No. 3, Acadia Valley, Alberta
  • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Acadia Valley, Alberta
  • Airdrie Cemetery, Airdrie, Alberta
  • Daniels Burying Ground, Albert, New Brunswick
  • Lower Cape Mountain View Cemetery, Albert, New Brunswick
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Gordreau Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Grace United Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario
  • Hillside Cemetery, Blind River, Algoma, Ontario
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, Ontario
  • Little Rapids Cemetery, Thessalon, Algoma, Ontario
  • Maple Leaf Cemetery, Echo Bay, Algoma, Ontario
  • Rock Lake Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Stickney Cemetery, Desbarats, Algoma, Ontario
  • Woodlands Cemetery, Algoma, Ontario
  • Alert Weather Station, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
  • Baker Lake Cemetery, Nunavut

Please note: This database is available to all NEHGS members.  Learn more about becoming a NEHGS guest member (free).