Adds 1.4 Million Cemetery Records

The following announcement was written by the folks at

Interment_logo(August 1, 2016, San Diego, CA), In the month of July 2016, added 670,276 cemetery records to its online archives, covering 87 cemeteries across 23 states. It’s the largest one-month publishing effort in the website’s history.

View the full list of July’s transcriptions here:

All in all, nearly 1.4 million records have been added when you include the previous months of June and May 2016.

The accelerated rate of expansion comes from a renewed effort to reestablish as the top destination for cemetery records.

“We launched in 1997 back when USGenWeb Archives was the only genealogical source of cemetery records”, says Steve Johnson, publisher and founder of “ quickly fostered a volunteer base that contributed thousands of transcriptions from cemeteries all over the globe.”

But back then, acquiring records in digital form was not easy to come by. Many cemeteries still kept paper records. Those that had computer databases were not able to easily export their data. Thus, relied heavily on volunteers to visit cemeteries and transcribe inscriptions.

Today, however, most cemeteries are able to easily export their digital records to textfiles or spreadsheets.

“We’re presently updating records for all national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries”, Johnson added. “We’re also adding records from thousands of municipalities, counties, cemetery associations and districts.” is a free online archive of cemetery transcriptions. Records are acquired from government offices, private cemeteries, and from volunteers who transcribe inscriptions. Visit to publish your transcription.

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