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From: "Murray Pletsch" <>
Subject: [QUEBEC] The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery Update Newsletter - 1December 2011
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:35:46 -0500


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UPDATE NEWSLETTER Number 43 - 1 December 2011
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OBJECTIVES.
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1. The objective of this *Update Newsletter* is to itemize and publish
monthly additions and changes to The *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery* website.

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2. The Main Objective of the *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery* website, is to
collect and process COMPLETELY PHOTOGRAPHED cemeteries from across Canada.
We place the photos online as a valuable free-access resource for
genealogists, both professional and amateur. In addition, we have found that
government agencies, monument companies, cemetery owners, funeral homes, and
descendants of those buried also show a keen interest in our onboard
cemeteries.
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1. *MERRY CHRISTMAS* greetings go out to everyone and your families from
everyone at The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery...!!!

2. We reiterate, on 25 May 2011, Canadian Genealogy lost a good friend with
the passing of Scott Naylor, who was the Webmaster of the Ottawa Region
Grave Marker website. In accordance with his wishes, his website and 10
years of hard work is being kept alive through merging with The Canadian
Gravemarker Gallery at: http://www.gravemarkers.ca
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3. Thanks to the hard work by our wonderful volunteers, so far we have
converted and moved over 75% of the COMPLETELY PHOTOGRAPHED cemeteries from
Scott Naylor's website to The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery. We are
estimating that the merge of the remaining cemeteries will be completed by
15 January 2012.
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*NEW* HTML VERSION OF NEWSLETTER.
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1. If you would like an HTML copy of the current Newsletter go to:
http://www.gravemarkers.ca/htmlnews.htm
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2. For future AUTOMATIC monthly delivery of the HTML Newsletter directly to
your "INBOX", you can SUBSCRIBE by clicking on the "JOIN UPDATES NEWSLETTER"
button on the Front page at: http://www.gravemarkers.ca
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REMINDERS.
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1. If you know the Region of Canada where your ancestors are buried, please
click the new "REGIONAL SEARCH ENGINES" button located off the Main Page at:
http://www.gravemarkers.ca/graggle/index.htm and choose the Search Engine
which will search a specific Canadian region for your ancestor.
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2. Please note the MAIN SEARCH ENGINE continues to search the entire
website....!!!!!!
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3. For those kind and thoughtful folks who wish to give us a hand, please
note that the "PAYPAL" Feature has recently been added to the Website. Click
on the "ASSISTING WEBSITE" button on the front page. http://gravemarkers.ca
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COMPLETE CEMETERIES ADDED/UPDATED THIS MONTH.
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1. Northern Ontario, Sudbury District, Dunnet Twp, Warren - Warren Catholic
Cemetery.
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2. Eastern Ontario, East Ottawa Region, Ottawa, Vanier - Notre Dame
Cemetery.
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NOTA BENE: Notre Dame Cemetery has 105 Sections, 52,000 photos and it's
own Search Engine.
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CEMETERIES IN PROGRESS OR EXPECTED.
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1. Quebec, Pontiac County and Argenteuil/Papineau/Beauharnois Counties.
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2. British Columbia, Southern and Central Okanagan Region, several
cemeteries.
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3. British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Tofino Cemetery, Morpheus Island.
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4 Central Ontario, Durham County, Various Cemeteries.
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5. Eastern Ontario, Northumberland County, Various Cemeteries.
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6. Northern Ontario, Nipissing District, North Bay, St. Mary's R.C., Being
Updated now.
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7. Northern Ontario, Thunder Bay District, Thunder Bay, Mountainview
Cemetery - Remaining Blocks.
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8. Northern Ontario, Muskoka District, Morrison Township, Mickle Cemetery.
Re-photographed.
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9. Northern Ontario, Rainy River District, some cemeteries from Fort
Frances.
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10. Northern Ontario, Cochrane District, Timmins Memorial is completely
photographed. To be processed.

11. Southern Ontario, Peel Regional Municipality, Various Cemeteries.
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12. New Brunswick, Queens County several cemeteries.
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13. Prince Edward Island, Queen's County, various cemeteries.
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13. Newfoundland and Labrador, Lumsden Cemeteries.
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OVERVIEW PROGRESS REPORT.
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1. Ontario, Renfrew County is completely online.
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2. Ontario, Nipissing District is completely online.
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3. Ontario, Parry Sound District is completely online.
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4. Ontario, Muskoka District is 95% online.
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5. Ontario, Sudbury District is 95% online.
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6. Ontario, Manitoulin District is 95% online.
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7. Ontario, Temiskaming District is 95% online.
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8. Ontario, Kenora District. Waiting for more cemeteries.
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9. Ontario, Rainy River District. Volunteers are continuing work on Fort
Frances cemeteries.
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10. Ontario, Hastings County. Work continues on Hasting County cemeteries.
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11. British Columbia, Thompson-Okanagan Region. Additional cemeteries are
being processed.
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12. Prince Edward Island. Waiting for volunteers to come forward.
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WEBSITE FOCUS.
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1. At the *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery*, we can accommodate unlimited
numbers of photographs of complete cemeteries from anywhere in Canada. The
photographers and/or organizations are given credit on the website for their
interest and hard work.
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2. The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery is the oldest and largest website
displaying "ONLY COMPLETELY PHOTOGRAPHED cemeteries" in Canada. This
non-sponsored, free-access National Site is proud to announce that there are
over 1,200 cemeteries onboard, amounting to over 500,000 searchable
photographs. There have been over 667,000 visitors to the site and each day
there are over 200 folks browsing the site; and there are over 16,000 name
searches each month.
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3. If you have family or friends ANYWHERE in Canada, who may be
interested in photographing their local cemeteries, please inform them of
the availability of The *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery*. Their COMPLETELY
PHOTOGRAPHED cemeteries will have world wide exposure on this free-access
National Cemetery Photograph website.
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4. If you and/or your organization are interested in your local
cemeteries going online, please contact us at: - there
are no cemeteries too big or too small. They will be placed online at
absolutely no cost to you...!
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5. A comprehensive "Tips and Hints" aide memoire in English or French is
available. To help volunteers get started photographing entire Canadian
cemeteries a copy of the memoire will be sent via email to all interested
folks.
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SUBSCRIBING TO THE WEBSITE UPDATES HTML NEWSLETTER.
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Don't miss future monthly updates. Subscribe to the automatic Gravemarker
Galleries HTML Newsletter. Please go to the Website at:
http://www.gravemarkers.ca and click on the "JOIN UPDATES NEWSLETTER" button
located just above the weather row.
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HELPFUL HINTS - SUMMARY.
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1. Regional Search Engines. If you know what region in Canada your
ancestors are buried, have you checked out the "REGIONAL SEARCH ENGINES"?
This is a new feature available on the front page of the website at
http://gravemarkers.ca
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2. Searching large cemeteries. All cemeteries with over 5,000 burials now
have an exclusive search engine which will search only that cemetery! Scroll
down the individual cemetery page watching for the "search box" and
supporting narrative.
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3. Tracing female ancestors. Cemeteries online have spousal duplicated
photographs. This means a photo of a stone which also has the spouse's
maiden name showing, is duplicated and when one searches using the onboard
search engine, for a surname, the spouse's surname will be reported as a
separate "search result".
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4. Cemetery records. Over the past 11 years this website has been
instrumental in breaking down many researchers' brick walls. In addition,
many folks have travelled to cemeteries which are onboard, to personally and
physically view the grave markers. Please note that on some cemeteries we
have included the "record holders" contact information for the township,
town or village cemetery.
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5. Missing cemeteries. If you don't see a Community and its' cemeteries
online...it means we have not photographed the cemeteries in that area.
Would you or some of your family or friends be interested in helping out by
photographing your local cemeteries.?
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FEEDBACK
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We are always interested in feedback from Visitors to the website. If you
have any questions or
suggestions to improve the *Canadian Gravemarker Gallery* please do not
hesitate to send your comments,
concerns or suggestions to us at:
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Merry Christmas to All.....Murray P l e t s c h
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Cdn Gravemarker Gallery - http://gravemarkers.ca
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