10 years ago today, our project website debuted. Initially our plan was to offer a cemetery directory and list of available cemetery resources for genealogists. It quickly became a repository for photos, indexes and transcripts.
Over the past ten years hundreds of volunteers have offered their time, expertise, and passion to help this project grow. Because of their efforts CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project now offers a directory of 20,000 known Canadian cemeteries, over 1,000,000 indexed names, and more than 600,000 photographs.
None of this would have been possible without the support of volunteers, including several that have been volunteering since the beginning or have contributed photographs of multiple cemeteries over several years. To them, a shout out -> the late George Fedyck, Alison Mitchell-Reid, Douglas & Donna Gammon, Sharon Mattiuz, Kate Ford, Bonnie Lee Breadner, Doug Smith, Pete Carell, William Cooke, Gary Schumacher, Patricia Green, Lorna Eggert, Debra Mann, Albert Riezebos, Nancy Ross-Hill, Corinna Rumble, Cheyenne Kepke, Joanne Krywko, Meg Tyler-Lane & Ocean Poels, Lynn Lourenco, Alan, Norma & Amy Falconer, Marilyn Whiting, Marilyn Smith Favaro, Fern Wiens, and Elizabeth Warwick.
To ALL our volunteers, past, present, and future thank you, each and every one of you!!
Here’s to another 10…