Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New Family History Search Tools

Am I the last to know? It seems both the Invercargill City Council and the Southland District Council have added cemetery search tools to their websites. This is one huge time- and petrol-saver! No longer do you have to wait for a council office to open to ask them to search their books or spend hours looking for a grave at a cemetery - only to never find it! Just go to their respective websites and the answers are at your fingertips.

Headstone transcriptions are found on both search tools, and the ICC has images of the headstones on theirs.

Southland District Council Cemetery Search page

Invercargill City Council Cemetery Search page

I had two requests for family information this week, and these websites helped tremendously.

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