by Shaun Hobson #5336
Cemetery Committee Chair
The next committee meeting is scheduled for 10 May 2023 at 7:00 pm by GoogleMeet and we welcome new members.
The time to start transcribing cemeteries is fast approaching. If you are interested in learning more about transcribing cemeteries or would like to join our team of Transcribers please email me at Cemetery@mbgenealogy.com.
The audit is slowly moving forward. Below is the progress to date.
|Number of Cemeteries:||1,464|
|Number of Cemetery Folders:||1,369|
|Number of Active Cemeteries:||52|
|Number of Inactive Cemeteries:||155|
|Number of Burials:||951,090|
|Cemetery Folders Reviewed:||225||(16.44%)|
|New/Updated Transcript Documents:||219||(16.00%)|
|Cemetery Folders Synced:||142||(10.37%)|
We have a new volunteer that is working on the list of cemeteries and cross-referencing the details MGS has with information found on other websites to: (1) ensure the accuracy of the cemetery name, (2) ensure the accuracy of the cemetery location, and (3) to find duplicate cemetery files. Volunteers will use this list of cemeteries to search for the owner/guardian of the cemeteries and the owner/guardian of the burial records, along with their contact information.
Currently we have three volunteers working on this project. The cemetery audit can be done from the comfort of your home or at MGS and new volunteers are welcomed. Training will be provided. If you are interested in learning more about auditing cemeteries or would like to join our team of Auditors please email me at Cemetery@mbgenealogy.com.
These short biographies of notable individuals buried in Manitoba continue to be published in our social media platforms (Website, Facebook and Instagram) every Thursday. If you would like to submit a short bio of an individual buried in a Manitoba cemetery, please submit the bio, with the name of the individual and the cemetery they are buried in, to my attention at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The table below is a two-month summary of insights that each of the postings obtained in a one-week and a four-week period on both FaceBook and Instagram.
If you have any questions or would like volunteer please send an email to my at attention at Cemetery@mbgenealogy.com.