Friday, March 18, 2011

A New Genealogy Search Engine

Here is a new search engine designed especially for genealogy queries. Although, I have not worked with it very much, it is getting great reviews.  Give it a try!

http://www.mocavo.com/

Jim

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Why We LOVE Our Volunteers!!

As President of CanadianHeadstones.com, it was with much gratitude and great pleasure that I received the following email from one of our fantastic volunteers in Quebec.
Gaston is so humble in his accomplishment! Congratulations, Gaston!! 
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Hello,
I am happy to tell you that all the pictures I took from the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Cemetery are done. That is more then 3000 headstones and over 13000 names. There are headstones missing because some of my pictures were bad, some had vegetation in front of names or dates and some were just unable to see some of the info. I would think that about 3/4 of that site is done.
I was surprised to receive a message from a women who found her parents headstone on the site telling me that she was happy because she couldn’t go to the cemetery and seeing the picture she feels closer to them. That message show me that our work make a difference for others.
To have more headstones to offer to public and searchers, I will this year attack the St-Luc and the St-James cemetery in St-Jean-sur –Richelieu area. There are 2 smalls cemetery and I will have enough to pass next winter.
 I am proud to be volunteer for the site , because we can offer free informations and pictures.  I would like to thank all volunteers for all their time they give on that project. A special thanks to Michel [the coordinator for Quebec] who make the corrections on all my headstones.
Gaston L*****

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thank You Note

Jim received this note regarding Ontario headstone photos -


Hello- I was delighted to find your website, and have found many McCaw headstones, the focus of my research.  It's been very touching.

I am grateful, and would like to volunteer my help if anyone is interested in pictures from cemeteries in the southwest United States, mainly southern California.


I don't know if you deal with individuals like myself, or have other arrangements, but I am willing to try.

Thank you very much for the website.


Sincerely,

S**** O****
Oak Hills, California


Of course, we don't archive headstone photos from the US. Therefore, I referred her to some sites in her area of interest.

Jim McKane
Adiminstrator