FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject England County Cemeteries, Part 1

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

Update county cemetery pages where they exist and create county cemetery pages where they do not. This will make it easier for researchers to find cemetery records.

Contact Person[edit | edit source]

Heather Mecham

Example Pages[edit | edit source]

Bedfordshire Cemeteries
Berkshire Cemeteries

Task List[edit | edit source]

Task List

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Part 1: Set up your sandbox[edit | edit source]

1. Select a county on the task list by putting your name in the name column.

2. Create a sandbox for this page.

3. Copy and paste the code below into the sandbox and click save.

__NOTOC__
{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
|-
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of COUNTY NAME County''' online</center>
|-
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | 
*[URL Find A Grave]
*[URL BillionGraves]
*[https://deceasedonline.com/ Deceased Online]
*[URL Interment.net]
|-
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries<br> in the County'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | 
*[URL Find A Grave]
*[URL FamilySearch Places]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]- enter in county and England in the search box. List of cemeteries is below the map.
|-
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[England Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
|}
==Church Burial Records==
Burial records at the parish level may have the information you seek. Follow the steps below to find them.<br>

:1. Open the [[COUNTY NAME Parishes|COUNTY NAME parishes]] page. <br>

:2. Select a parish. <br>

:3. Go to the heading "Church Records"<br>

:4. Look in the table for online parish records under the heading "burials" to find more records to search. <br>
== Additional Resources ==
*Historical and genealogical societies sometimes have cemetery records. See [[COUNTY NAME Societies]] for contact information.
== Additional Resources at the Family History Library ==
====Books and Collections Available====
'''Online Resources'''
'''Offline Resources'''

====Accessing the FamilySearch Catalog====
FamilySearch is always adding to their collections. Use the FamilySearch Catalog to locate more resources for COUNTY NAME using the directions below.<br>
#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
#Enter: '''COUNTY NAME''' in the Place box
#Click on: '''Search'''
#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''

To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.

#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
#Enter: '''COUNTY NAME''' in the Place box
#Click on: '''Search'''
#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
#Click on: '''Places within COUNTY NAME'''
#Click on the town you want to search
#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''


4. Wherever you see the words COUNTY NAME in your sandbox, replace it with your county's name.

5. Click save.

Part 2: Evaluate Information on the Wiki Page for Your County[edit | edit source]

1. Go to your county's cemeteries page in the Wiki and check existing county page for information to move over to the new page by clicking on each link.

2. Anything that is a bad link can be skipped. Bad links include those that are broken or do not have cemetery information.

3. All remaining links that still work and contain cemetery information can be used on the new page. They can be placed under the appropriate heading in the table in your sandbox.

Example: Lancashire, Manchester Cremation Records on the Lancashire page is a good resource to keep. The link works, and it has a searchable index. You can look at it below.

4. For all the links you wish to keep from the county cemetery page, put a bullet before it and any necessary explanation at the end. See below for example.

Part 3: Gather Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

Gather and add additional resources using the sites listed below with instructions for each one.

Check Find A Grave[edit | edit source]

Find A Grave is always being updated. Please link to Find A Grave, even when there are no results for your county.
1. Go to Find A Grave.

2. Type in the name of the county in the cemetery location search box and click search.

3. Copy the URL.

4. Go back to your sandbox and find the heading "Tombstone Transcriptions Online." Look below the heading where it says:

*[URL Find A Grave]


5. Highlight URL and paste the link you copied in place of URL. Make sure that there is a space and then the name of the link (Find A Grave) in between the open and close brackets.

This is an example of what the Find A Grave URL should look like:
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=Bedfordshire%2C+England&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_4205 Find A Grave

4. Go back to Find A Grave.

5. Click cemeteries on the menu across the top.

6. Enter the county name in the cemetery location box.

7. Click the orange search button on the right.

8. Copy the URL.

9. Go back to your sandbox and find the heading "List of Cemeteries in the County" Look below the heading where it says:

*[URL Find A Grave]


10. Highlight "URL" and paste the link you copied in its place. Make sure that there is a space and then the name of the link (Find A Grave) in between the open and close brackets.

Check BillionGraves[edit | edit source]

BillionGraves is always being updated. Please link to BillionGraves even when there are no results for your county.
1. Go to BillionGraves.

2. Click the blue button that says "Search BillionGraves" at the upper right of the page.

3. Go to the heading that says "Where".

4. Select United Kingdom from the country pulldown menu.

5. Select England from the state pulldown menu.

6. Select the county from the county pulldown menu. Not all counties are included. If your county is not, move to the next heading "Add Link for FamilySearch Places". If your county is included, continue to step 7.

7. Click the orange search button.

8. Copy the URL.

9. Go back to your sandbox and find the heading "Transcriptions" Look below the heading where it says:

*[URL BillionGraves]


10. Highlight "URL" and paste the link you copied in its place.Make sure that there is a space and then the name of the link (BillionGraves) in between the open and close brackets.

Add Link for FamilySearch Places[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Places is always being updated. Please link to FamilySearch Places, even when there are no results for your county.

1. Go to FamilySearch Places

2. Type the name of your county in the search box.

3. Select the top search result.

4. Click the blue target-shaped icon next to county name.

5. Click the link that says "add filter".

6. Type cemetery into the "place type" search box and select cemetery.

7. Copy the URL.

8. Go back to your sandbox and find the heading "List of Cemeteries in the County." Look below the heading where it says:

*[URL FamilySearch Places]


5. Highlight URL and paste the link you copied in place of URL. Make sure that there is a space and then the name of the link (FamilySearch Places) in between the open and close brackets.

Add Link for Interment.net[edit | edit source]

Interment.net is always being updated. Please link to Interment.net, even when there are no results for your county.

1. Go to Interment.net

2. Find the link for your county and click it. Greyed out counties do not have links. If yours is greyed out, add the link to the Interment.net page for England. Link is below.

http://www.interment.net/uk/eng/index.htm

3. Copy the URL.

4. Go back to your sandbox and find the heading "List of Cemeteries in the County." Look below the heading where it says:

*[URL Interment.net]

5. Highlight URL and paste the link you copied in place of URL.

Part 4: Complete Your Work[edit | edit source]

1. Click show preview and double-check your work.

2. Click save.

3. Return to the task list and place the link to your sandbox in the link to sandbox column (E).