Monday, December 15, 2008

Names in Stone Features - Search for a Grave

One of the great features of Names in Stone is being able to search for specific people in the multi-cemetery database.

I did a search this morning for my grandparents who are buried in the Logan, Utah cemetery. I just entered their last name - Gunnell - and selected the cemetery they were buried in. I could also have entered more specific information about them and refined my search, but I found the information I wanted on my first try.

These are my search results.

Next, I clicked the map button next to Hazel. This took me to the map page, where I can see both Hazel and Joshua buried next to each other. I can also see what information the cemetery has on both Hazel and Joshua.

After viewing the cemetery record, I clicked on Source: Community. This is a page where anyone can add additional information about the deceased person. For instance, on Hazel's page, someone has entered her spouse's name because it wasn't part of the original cemetery record. They have also added a photo of Hazel and her daughters taken in 1945.

I have a great photo of Hazel and her husband taken in 1920. I decided to add that photo to Hazel's grave record. I first clicked "Edit Info." Then I clicked on "Upload Image." That took me to this window - I can browse my computer and find the photo I want to use; give it a title; select what kind of image it is (my choices are headstone, photo, obituary, history, or other); and finally, upload the image.

This is Hazel's community window now that I have added my photo! You can also click on the photo and see a large version on your screen with the title below it.

All Names in Stone screenshots used by permission. Click on a screenshot for a closer view.

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