The details of about 19,000 Marlburians buried in the region since 1890 are now more readily accessible after the Marlborough District Council made them available online.
Fairhall, Havelock, Omaka, Picton and Tuamarina cemeteries are listed, and can be searched by surname, first name, cemetery or year of burial. Rural cemeteries, including Taylor Pass cemetery in the Awatere and Mahakipawa cemetery on Queen Charlotte Drive will be uploaded in the future.
The database will also have searchable maps in the next six months, and photos of individual graves.
You can read more in an article by Claire Connell in the Marlborough Express news at http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/3865028/Cemetery-data-accessible-online