Robert Hilton Matheson, WWI, France

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors killed in action are buried?  In war, especially the First World and Second World Wars, the dead remained in the country in which they died. Sometimes there was no record of where they were buried.  In some cases, there were details of the person’s death and their exact…

Search Gravestone Photographic Resource Project

Gravestone Photographic Resource Project

One of the greatest resources for genealogists are cemeteries – a link to our past.  A headstone can tell us so much about our ancestors – names, dates, relatives, others buried in the same grave.  Ornate ones will show our ancestors had money, no headstone shows they didn’t.  The biggest problem, though, for many of…

Cemeteries

A goldmine of information can be found in cemeteries and on gravestones.  Some headstones will have dates of birth and death, other family members interred there, spouse details.   There are many sites now where people have uploaded photos and transcriptions of headstones for people to access.  It is important to note that given the…