Interment.net is a publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use by genealogists and local historians. We maintain an online archive of transcriptions that spans tens of thousands of cemeteries across the world. Visitors use our online library to help them locate burials of their family and friends, trace their family history, and learn about local history.
About 500,000 people each month visit Interment.net to use our archive, making us one of the most popular FREE genealogical references on the Internet.
Most transcriptions we publish are sourced from government bodies (cities, counties, district, federal agencies), as well as churches, genealogical, and historical groups. We also source many transcriptions from individuals who have transcribed tombstone inscriptions.
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 generation.
Learn how to get your cemetery transcription published here.
Not Crowd Sourced
Unlike Find a Grave and Billion Graves, records published here are not crowd sourced. We don't allow visitors to log-in to a transcription and make edits or take ownership of a record.
The purpose of this is to maintain authenticity of a transcription. We understand that it is important to genealogists and historians to know that what they are looking at is the original work, and not something that was edited several times over by numerous people.
We only accept edits and updates from the person who submitted the original transcription.
Who runs Interment.net?
Steve Johnson, a long time computer enthusiast, desert hiker, motorcycle rider, and history buff. Steve performs the bulk of the editing, sourcing, publishing, and webmastering duties. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are others who are hired to handle advertising sales, accounting, and data entry.
How is it funded?
It's funded through a sponsorship with GenealogyBank.com. GenealogyBank does not have an ownership in Interment.net, it simply gets advertising placement throughout our pages. The advertisements you see on Interment.net make it possible to keep it free to the public. Our costs are enormous, due to the high traffic accessing our archives, and the hundreds of gigabytes of data we serve up each day.
What is Clear Digital Media, Inc.?
Clear Digital Media, Inc. is the company that owns Interment.net.
The History of Interment.net
Interment.net debuted in March of 1997 as a directory of links to websites that publish cemetery records. The site was created by Steve Johnson at a time when online genealogy had just started. 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 was registered.
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 today.
Read History of Interment.net for more historical background.
Interment.net is owned solely by Clear Digital Media, Inc. Clear Digital Media does not hold an interest in any advertisers appearing on Interment.net.
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. (Hint hint!)
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 Photo.
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.
News & Media
Death Records (United States)
- U.S. Newspapers, 50-State Full Search (1690-current) - GenealogyBank.com
- U.S. Obituaries, (1976-current) - GenealogyBank.com
- Newspaper Funeral Notices - GenealogyBank.com