Friday, December 28, 2007

Winnipeg City Cemetery Online Searches

I have had several readers from Canada visiting my blog lately, so I thought that I would do a little research to see what I could find on the internet for them. I came across the City of Winnipeg's website where they have developed an online database avilable for three of the municipal cemeteries including St. Vital Cemetery, Transcona Cemetery and Brookside Cemetery. The three cemetery databases combined have information contain over 107,000 internments dating from 1878 to the present time.

The information provided at the site includes the following information: person’s name, burial order number, lot/plot/unit number and section or columbarium niche name, their date of death and their date of interment. The databases are organized under the individual cemetery name. Once the cemetery is selected you can then browse the entries for the various cemeteries alphabetically by the surname. The original documents are not available for viewing but an email contact address is provided and they may be able to assist you in ordering a copy of the interment information which is a valuable tool for the genealogist and family historian. Searching in the databases are free to the user of the site.

If you would like to research this site, click Winnipeg City Cemetery Online Search. Have fun!

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