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From: "Murray Pletsch" <>
Subject: [QUEBEC] The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery Update Newsletter - 1July 2011
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 07:01:03 -0400


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UPDATE NEWSLETTER Number Thirty Eight - 1 July 2011
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OBJECTIVES.
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1. The objective of this *Update Newsletter* is to itemize and publish
monthly additions and changes to The *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery* website.

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2. The Main Objective of the *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery* website, is to
collect and process *completely photographed* cemeteries from across Canada
and place the photos online as valuable free-access resources for
Genealogists; and Descendants of those buried in marked graves in the
cemeteries .
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1. We reiterate, that we accept completely photographed cemeteries from all
across Canada.
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2. Reminder. If you know the Region of Canada where your ancestors are
buried, please click the new "REGIONAL SEARCH ENGINES" button located off
the Main Page at: http://www.gravemarkers.ca/graggle/index.htm and choose
the Search Engine which will search a specific Canadian region for your
ancestor.
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3. Please note the MAIN Search Engine continues to search the entire
website....!!!!!!
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4. For those kind folks who wish to give us a hand, please note that the
"PAYPAL" feature has recently been added to the Website at:
http://www.gravemarkers.ca/assist.htm
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COMPLETE CEMETERIES ADDED/UPDATED THIS MONTH.
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1. Central Ontario, Haliburton County, Algonquin Highlands Township,
Carnarvon, 12 Mile Lake Cemetery.
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2. Central Ontario, Haliburton County, Algonquin Highlands Township, Maple
Lake, United Church Cemetery.
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3. Central Ontario, Simcoe County, Springwater Township, Apto Roman
Catholic Cemetery.
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4. Central Ontario, Simcoe County, Springwater Township, Crown Hill, St.
James Cemetery.
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5. Central Ontario, Simcoe County, Springwater Township, Hillsdale, St.
Andrews Presbyterian Cemetery.
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6. Northern Ontario, Muskoka District, Morrison Township, Cooper's Falls,
First Methodist Cemetery.
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7. Northern Ontario, Muskoka District, Morrison Township, Cooper's Falls,
St. George's Anglican Cemetery.
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8. Northern Ontario, Muskoka District, Morrison Township, Pioneer Lutheran
Cemetery.
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CEMETERIES IN PROGRESS OR EXPECTED.
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1. British Columbia, Southern and Central Okanagan Region, several
cemeteries.
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2 Central Ontario, Durham County, Various Cemeteries.
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3. Eastern Ontario, Northumberland County, Various Cemeteries.
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4. Northern Ontario, Nipissing District, North Bay, St. Mary's R.C., Being
Updated now.
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5. Northern Ontario, Thunder Bay District, Thunder Bay, Mountainview
Cemetery - Remaining Blocks.
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6. Northern Ontario, Muskoka District, Morrison Township, Mickle Cemetery.
Being re-photographed.
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7. Northern Ontario, Rainy River District, some cemeteries from Fort
Frances.
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8. Southern Ontario, Peel Regional Municipality, Various Cemeteries.
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9. New Brunswick, Queens County several cemeteries.
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10. Prince Edward Island, Queen's County, various cemeteries.
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OVERVIEW PROGRESS REPORT.
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1. Ontario, Renfrew County is completely online.
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2. Ontario, Nipissing District is completely online.
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3. Ontario, Parry Sound District is completely online.
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4. Ontario, Muskoka District is 95% online.
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5. Ontario, Sudbury District is 95% online.
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6. Ontario, Manitoulin District is 95% online.
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7. Ontario, Temiskaming District is 95% online.
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8. Ontario, Kenora District. Waiting for more cemeteries.
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9. Ontario, Rainy River District. Volunteers are continuing work on Fort
Frances cemeteries.
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10. Ontario, Cochrane District. Work continues on Timmins Memorial Cemetery
and other cemeteries.
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11. Ontario, Hastings County. Work continues on Hasting County cemeteries.
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12. British Columbia, Thompson-Okanagan Region. Additional cemeteries are
being processed.
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13. Prince Edward Island. Waiting for volunteers to come forward.
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WEBSITE FOCUS.
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1. At the *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery*, we can accommodate unlimited
numbers of photographs of complete cemeteries from anywhere in Canada. The
photographers and/or organizations are given credit on the website for their
interest and hard work.
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2. The oldest and largest website displaying grave markers in Canada,
this free-access National Site is proud to announce that there are almost
1,000 cemeteries completely photographed and onboard, amounting to over
375,000 searchable photographs. There have been over 650,000 visitors to
the site. Each day there are over 200 folks browsing the site and there are
over 16,000 name searches each month.
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3. If you have family or friends ANYWHERE in Canada, who may be
interested in photographing their local cemeteries, please inform them of
the availability of The *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery*. Their completely
photographed cemeteries will have world wide exposure on this free-access
National Cemetery Photograph website.
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4. If you and/or your organization are interested in your local
cemeteries going online, please contact us at: - there
are no cemeteries too big or too small. They will be placed online at
absolutely no cost to you...!
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5. A comprehensive "Tips and Hints" aide memoire in English or French is
available. To help volunteers get started photographing entire Canadian
cemeteries a copy of the memoire will be sent via email to all interested
folks....*
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SUBSCRIBING TO THE WEBSITE UPDATES NEWSLETTER.
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Don't miss future monthly updates. Subscribe to the automatic Gravemarker
Galleries Newsletter. Please go to the Website at:
http://www.gravemarkers.ca and click on the "Join Updates Newsletter" button
located just above the weather row.
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HELPFUL HINTS - SUMMARY.
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1. Regional Search Engines. If you know what region in Canada your
ancestors are buried, have you checked out the "Regional Search Engines"...?
This is a new feature available on the front page of the website.
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2. Searching large cemeteries. All cemeteries with over 5,000 burials now
have an exclusive search engine which will search only that cemetery...!
Scroll down the individual cemetery page watching for the "search box" and
supporting narrative.
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3. Tracing female ancestors. Cemeteries online have spousal duplicated
photographs. This means a photo of a stone which also has the spouse's
maiden name showing, is duplicated and when one searches using the onboard
search engine, for a surname, the spouse's surname will be reported as a
separate "search result".
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4. Cemetery records. Over the past 11 years this website has been
instrumental in breaking down many researchers' brick walls. In addition,
many folks have travelled to cemeteries which are onboard, to personally and
physically view the grave markers. Please note that on some cemeteries we
have included the contact information for the township, town or village
cemetery "record holders".
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5. Missing cemeteries. If you don't see a Community and its' cemeteries
online...it means we have not photographed the cemeteries in that area.
Would you or some of your family or friends be interested in helping out by
photographing your local cemeteries....?
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FEEDBACK
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We are always interested in feedback from Visitors to the website. If you
have any questions or suggestions to improve the *Canadian Gravemarker
Gallery* please do not hesitate to send your comments, concerns or
suggestions to us at:

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Best regards.....Murray P l e t s c h
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Cdn Gravemarker Gallery - http://gravemarkers.ca
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