This site is just getting off the ground, but it’ll be really cool if it takes off.Names in Stone
is a cemetery mapping site—you can search for a grave and get a map showing where it is in the cemetery and whose plots are nearby. Only a handful of cemeteries are covered as yet
, mostly in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California.
You can encourage larger, managed cemeteries to participate, or map smaller, volunteer-run cemeteries yourself and upload the data. (Get instructions on the site
. More mapping tips are on an associated blog called Grave Mappers
It’s free to search on a name and see available details from that person’s headstone—could be birth and death dates, burial date, parents’ names, military service, etc.—as well as the grave location (shown below), cemetery name, cemetery map, address, GPS coordinates and driving directions.
You can purchase virtual gravestone décor; you decorate the stone yourself by dragging and dropping images of flowers and swags.
Paying members ($7.95 per month, $39.99 per year) can save searches, save a “cemeteries of interest” list, be notified of matches to automated searches and receive discounts on gravestone décor.