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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or call 908-771-0829.
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