Monday, July 26, 2010

Amazing Progress!

Exactly one month ago today, I wrote congratulating everyone on reaching 75,000 records.

Today, the total is 90,000 records !!!  
That's 15,000 records in one month. has the most diligent volunteers of any project I have ever seen.

Thanks everyone!

From Genealogists and Family Historians the World Over

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mystery Date Question

I have had a query trying to find the meaning of E. M. in this transcription from a headstone -

Born Feb. 9, E. M. 344
Died May 18, E. M. 408

It seems that the person was born in 1844 and died in 1908 which means the E. M. = 1500
However, the question is what do the letters stand for??
I would appreciate any suggestions. Please email Jim McKane

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Changing Your Email Address?

I have been asked, "I have changed my email but I still wish to receive queries from the photos which I submitted to Can you amend my email address for me"


However, it is a function that only the administrator can perform. Therefore, if you need your email address changed at any time, please email Jim McKane providing him with your old and new email address as well as a list of provinces/districts in which your submissions will be found.

Friday, July 9, 2010

French Accent Characters

I have been asked, "How do I type a letter E with an acute accent?" Well, there are several methods. If you are typing a lot of French or a language which requires accents, you can change your computer keyboard to the language of your choice.

However, if you are like most of us who only need to enter special characters once in a while, it is probably easier to use Alt Codes. To type an Alt Code, you simply hold the Alt key while you type the number on your numeric keypad. Click here for a chart of Alt Codes.

Have fun!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Visitors from 95 Countries

Since began, we have had visitors from 95 countries around the world! In the month of June, we had visitors from 30 countries!

I find this interesting as we tend to think that our efforts are only servicing people from Canada or maybe North America when in fact the whole world is watching our progress.

I am sure that as our database grows so will the number of visitors from foreign countries.

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Find an Ontario Cemetery

Very often we have problems locating a cemetery accurately. A user, Allison Nelson, has advised me that every cemetery in Ontario must be registered and licensed with the Province. Therefore, the Province maintains a complete database of licensed cemeteries which can be searched online at
This database is no doubt our most accurate method of pinpointing any cemetery in Ontario.

Thanks, Allison!