Cemetery Pages

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One of the goals of the Cemeterist Project is to have a free space page created for every cemetery across the world. These are linked to the specific cemetery categories where profiles can be found, and help to document the rich history (and interesting notes) about these cemeteries.

Each page should strive to have a photograph of the cemetery entrance, the address of the cemetery, GPS coordinates if known, the approximate number of graves (if known), the date range of the graves (earliest known burial), notable people buried in the cemetery (with links to their profiles). These pages should also be categorized to their applicable cemetery category and location category.

Note: These pages should not contain photographs of every single grave as these photographs should be on the profiles of the individuals themselves.

For examples of how Cemetery pages should be ideally formatted, see: Sterling-White Cemetery, Highlands, Texas and Category: Cemeterist Project Example Pages.

If you need to create a new free-space page for a cemetery:

  • go to the Add/New Thing option under the 'Add' Menu in the toolbar.
  • add the name of the cemetery (and location) in the Title field. This name should match the category!
  • add the cemeteries tag, as well as any county, state, province, or territory tags (as applicable) to the Surnames/tags field.
  • if there is a known range of burials, you can add this information to the Start and End date fields. If burials are still allowed, please do not add a End date! If this information is not known, please leave them blank!

Example Cemetery Page Template

==General Information==

{{Image|file=cemetery entrance image here|align=r|size=200}}

Cemetery name:


GPS Coordinates:


Use this area to document a history/description of the cemetery.

==Notable Monuments==

This section is optional. Are there any notable monuments located at the cemetery?

==Notable Interments==

This section is optional. Are there any notable interments located at the cemetery? War heroes? Political figures? Even local historical figures count in this area (location namesakes, etc.). This section should contain no more than 5-6 profile links. If you need more room, why not start a new Free-space page for the notable interments and just provide a general description of the types of notables one may find buried here?

==More Information==

This should be a bulleted list of links/resources for the cemetery itself, such as the cemetery category where profiles are attached, the cemetery's website (if available), a link to the FindAGrave cemetery page, a Wikipedia entry for the cemetery?

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The Sterling-White Cemetery page is great for what a cemetery page should look like, but the fact that it uses commas in the title is problematic for those of us who didn't realize that those should NOT be used in page titles. I made a page today that I can't link photos to because it says the page doesn't exist -- all because I used commas in the title and the URL creator inserted %2C for those. Apparently WikiTree IDs can't really handle that string? So maybe using a different sample page would be a good idea, or a mention not to use commas in the title.
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I would not have found out until it was too late as well.
posted by Jay Menchaca
The instructions for creating cemetery categories are here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Cemetery_Categorization .
posted by [Living Kelts]
edited by [Living Kelts]