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Access to Cemetery Records Just Got Easier

February 1, 2000 -- What happens when you take the largest directory of active and retired cemeteries and combine it with the largest databases of cemetery transcriptions? Genealogy research becomes a whole lot simpler.

Cemeteries represent an important component of tracing family trees, with many genealogists finding their best clues while combing through graveyards. Now with the Internet, volunteers around the country are pitching in by recording transcriptions from local cemeteries and then publishing their work online. The real challenge is finding them.

Two web sites have been actively recording information about cemeteries and these transcriptions, and are now teaming up to ease online research for genealogists. Cemetery Records Online (interment.net) and Cemetery Junction (cemeteryjunction.com) have both been online for several years, the former has a searchable database of transcriptions, while the latter hosts an extensive directory of addresses and links.

"As we enter the 21st Century, the Internet will become woven into our everyday lives and genealogists will demand more online records and resources," said Steve Paul Johnson, creator of Cemetery Records Online. "The strategic partnering of Cemetery Junction and our site will deliver the most comprehensive online resource for cemetery research to the genealogical community."

Resulting from this partnership, all of the cemeteries transcribed in the Cemetery Records Online database now appear within the Cemetery Junction state-by-state directory, as well as, in all searches. With a quick mouse click, genealogists now have greater access to this rapidly growing database resource.

"I'm excited about working with Cemetery Records Online in integrating our resources," said Illya D'Addezio, creator of the Cemetery Junction web site. "These two sites compliment each other quite well, that's why I think bringing them together will be well received by many researchers. This is what the Internet is really about, intuitive collaboration. Too many webmasters are trying to create their own little islands, and unfortunately their hard work will often go unnoticed."

Visitors to the Cemetery Records Online will now have direct access to the Cemetery Junction directory from various features on the site, easing the challenge of finding even the tiniest cemeteries in the United States.

Both sites also host a variety of research related resources, including articles and tutorials, and offer free newsletters. Plans for additional integrated features are under development.

About Cemetery Records Online

Cemetery Records Online is the leading online resource of burial records and tombstone inscriptions for genealogical research. Complete interment listings for cemeteries across the world are organized geographically and indexed under a single search engine. Headquartered in Lake Forest, CA, Cemetery Records Online has been providing free-access cemetery records to the genealogical community since 1997. For more information, visit http://www.interment.net, e-mail steve@cleardigitalmedia.com or call 714-915-1009.

About Cemetery Junction

Cemetery Junction hosts the largest collection of active and retired United States cemetery addresses and links, along with directories of obituaries, funeral homes and a growing virtual cemetery, where relatives can post free memorials to loved ones. Based out of New Providence, NJ, Cemetery Junction has been online since 1998 as part of the D'Addezio.com network and contains information on over 15,000 cemeteries. For more information visit http://www.cemeteryjunction.com, e-mail efraim@dvc.com, or call 908-771-0829.

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