Interment.net is a publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use
by genealogists and local historians. Visitors use our online library
to help them locate burials of their family and friends, trace their
family history, and learn something about cemeteries in general.
About 500,000 people each month visit Interment.net to
use the online library, making us one of the most popular FREE genealogical
references on the Internet.
While the staff of Interment.net actively visits cemeteries and
compiles records, we mostly rely on folks to submit their transcriptions
and compilations to us.
Many of the transcriptions published here are of cemeteries that
no longer exist. Hence, Interment.net provides a place where cemeteries
can be preserved in documentation and used by generation after
Learn how to get your cemetery transcription
Who are the people behind Interment.net?
Steve Johnson, a long time computer enthusiast, desert
hiker, motorcycle rider, and history buff. Steve performs the
bulk of the webmastering duties, and the business of running a
Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery
Assocation, who has personally recorded about 400 cemeteries in
the USA, Canada, and Australia, and generally known throughout
Washington State as the "cemetery lady", handles the
publishing and editing of cemetery records. firstname.lastname@example.org
How is it funded?
It's funded by advertising revenue. The advertisements you see
on Interment.net make it possible to keep it free to the public.
The costs are enormous, due to the high traffic we receive, and
the hundreds of gigabytes of data we serve up each day. The advertising
revenue we earn from companies like Ancestry.com, Archives.com,
Google, Footnote, and others make it possible to keep Interment.net
What is Clear Digital Media, Inc.?
Clear Digital Media, Inc. is the company that owns Interment.net.
The company is owned completely by Steve Johnson and Lisa Johnson.
The History of Interment.net
Interment.net debuted in March of 1997 as a directory of links
to websites that publish cemetery records. The website originally
started out as a single webpage, and as more links were compiled,
additional webpages were added.
As traffic grew, visitors began submitting actual burial records
from cemeteries, hoping that they could be published here. The
decision was made to publish them.
In December of 1998, the "interment.net" domain name
In April of 2001, Interment.net became the largest and most popular
resource of cemetery records and media. We also became the most
heavily trafficked website relating to cemeteries and funerals,
as well as a member of the top 10 most busiest genealogy websites
in the United States (PC Data Online, March 2001).
In May of 2005, we incorporated operations into a company called
Clear Digital Media, Inc. which owns and operates Interment.net.
Read History of Interment.net
for more historical background.
Interment.net is owned solely by Clear Digital Media,
Inc. It's not affiliated with any other company or organization.
Awards and Recognition
Those who have presented us with an award or special recognition
have done so purely upon their own actions, without any self-nomination.
Visit our Awards Gallery to view the
awards we have received.
It's been a long time since someone has graced us with an award.
Mobile Version of Interment.net
Back in the Summer of 2000 we launched a mobile version of Interment.net,
back when the Palm Pilots started catching on. We partnered with
AvantGo, a mobile content syndication service to deliver Interment.net
to handheld users.
We no longer provide a mobile version. But you can still see
our "Promo Page" that
explains our mobile version, and even shows you some screenshots.
If you have a handheld computer, iPhone, or Blackberry Storm,
you can follow us on Twitter.
At one time we tried to maintain a "Featured Photo"
page. It never caught on. You can still see it here: Featured
Years ago we ran a series of articles providing help and
assistance with the website, and how to conduct your research. We
don't provide personal assistance, but you can still find our original
help articles here: Help With This Website.
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