Shaun Hobson #5336
Cemetery Committee Chair
The next committee meeting is scheduled for 15 November 2023 at 7:00 pm by GoogleMeet and we welcome new members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the committee.
Our transcribers were busy this summer and they have started to send in the information from the cemeteries they re-read. We will be busy over the next few months as we update our files and the information in MANI. If you are interested in learning more about transcribing cemeteries or would like to join our team of Transcribers please email me at email@example.com.
This cemetery audit is estimated to be a 5-year project. It involves checking the cemetery folders in the physical file cabinet at MGS and comparing the information with the digitized records on the MGS network drive and the Cemetery Workspace on Google and ensuring the files match in all three locations. We review the information for each cemetery with local history books, Manitoba vital statistic records obituaries, and online memorial databases to review our records for accuracy and to obtain missing information. We update the files and the transcription documents as needed. We also determine if the cemetery needs to be re-read.
There has been no progress on the cemetery audit over the summer months as shown below in the progress chart.
|Number of Transcribed Cemeteries:||1,622|
|Number of Cemetery Folders:*||1,377|
|Number of Burials Transcribed:||475,725|
|Number of Active Cemeteries:||395|
|Number of Inactive Cemeteries:||199|
|Number of Cemetery Folders Reviewed:||229||(16.62% completed)|
|Number of New/Updated Transcript Documents:||220||(15.97% completed)|
|Number of Cemetery Folders Synced:||192||(13.93% completed)|
* Smaller, inactive cemeteries in a Municipality have been bundled into one document.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project of cross-referencing MGS cemetery details with information found on other websites for: (1) accuracy of the cemetery name, (2) accuracy of the cemetery location, and (3) duplicate cemetery files, is continuing. We have been able to make corrections to some of our cemetery names and exact locations as a result. We, also, have established links to these reference websites which will help make the cemetery audit more efficient.
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 email@example.com.
If you have any questions or would like volunteer please send an email to my attention at firstname.lastname@example.org.