The mission of the Canadian Headstone Photo Project is to capture digital images of headstones of our ancestors. As decades pass -- many stones are becoming harder, if not impossible, to read the inscriptions they originally contained. By archiving the images, the web site's owners hope to save these important records and also assist researchers using this valuable resource.
The Headstone Photo Project is a privately owned, non-profit, educational website operated by CanadianHeadstones.com. Success of the project depends completely upon the activities of many volunteers and other individuals who contribute photographs to the archive.
The website covers all Canadian provinces and territories, and has sister sites that cover Ireland and the United States.
I found the site to be easy to use. You can search by cemetery or by surname. However, the site appears to be in its infancy of development and is still gathering information. I found very little information when searching for some of my ancestral names in New Brunswick and Quebec. The web site contains (or will contain) user-contributed information so photographs and transcriptions are appreciated. The date which the transcription was done is also given.
The Canadian Headstone Photo Project is available free of charge, both to upload and download photographs and transcriptions. While the site shows promise, keep in mind that its holdings are sparse at this time. You can access the Canadian Headstone Photo Project at http://canadianheadstones.com.
Similar projects can be found at the Ireland & U.S.A. Photo Projects page at http://canadianheadstones.com/other_index.htm.