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All profiles and cemetery free space pages need to be categorised as part of the overall category structure for the project. This structure looks like this:

For specific clarifications to the category structure for cemetery projects in different countries, please see the individual Team pages.


Category Page without a Category Info Box

The Category Info Box (CIB) is a template used to standardize the look of cemetery pages. If you are not ready to use the CIB, please include the following on your category page:

  1. At the top enter a parent category tag and a location category. The parent category will be the lowest parent category to the cemetery category you are creating. For example, if you are creating a page for cemetery in the city, then the parent category will be the county in which it is located, for example, Category:Mercer County, New Jersey, Cemeteries. The location is the city location, for example, Category:Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
  2. If either the parent category or the location category is in red after you save, you will need to create a category page for it. You will create that page the same way you do a cemetery page, but with different categorization. Ask for help, if you need it, from your project team.
  3. Next: A brief description of the category including pertinent information, such as an address or a link to findagrave, billiongraves, a GenWeb transcription page, wikipedia, or whatever. A least one sentence describing the cemetery. (For example: The cemetery is located at 123 Main St in XXX town, whatever province/district/state, Country. Then save.

Category Info Box Cemetery

If you are setting up a category page for one cemetery, copy this CIB (CategoryInfoBox) in Edit mode, then paste on your category page. Substitute the specific names in the template. The CIB goes at the top of the category page with nothing above it. Any additional category tags (i.e. military or religious category tags) go below the CIB. Links, a photo, or what-have-you all go below the CIB.There are other parameters that can be inserted (all listed here). Do not use this CIB on individual or free-space profiles.

{{CategoryInfoBox Cemetery

|name= Name of the cemetery
|parent= Name of the lowest parent category
|project= Name of the project
|location= Name of the lowest location category
|spacepage= Name of the associated Free Space Page
|findagraveID= FindAGrave Cemetery ID

Example of a Cemetery Category Page: Category:Harmony Cemetery, Harmony, Rhode Island

Explanation of template parameters:

{{CategoryInfoBox Cemetery
|name= Name of the cemetery. It represents just the title of the CategoryInfoBox Example: Pokopališče Žale or Harmony Cemetery
|parent= Name of the lowest parent category that groups the cemeteries. Example: Slovenia Cemeteries or Providence County, Rhode Island, Cemeteries
|project= Name of the project, that oversees the categories. This parameter is optional.
|location= Name of the lowest location category that the cemetery is located in. Example: Ljubljana, Slovenija or Harmony, Rhode Island
|spacepage= Name of the associated Free Space Page. Example: Belleview Cemetery
|findagraveID= ID of the cemetery on FindAGrave website. It is the number in URL of the cemetery. Example: 158730. This is parameter is optional.

How to use:

  1. The parameter delimiters (words) must remain in the template. The = sign must also remain in the template.
  2. Optional parameters:
  1. aka = also known as - If the cemetery has another name, list it here. If there is more than one name, list them with a comma between each name.
    1. billiongravesID = same as findagrave, the cemetery number at billion graves. (optional)
    2. webpage = url for the webpage. (optional)
    3. coordinate = GPS coordinates (optional, but if you have it, it adds link to map)
    4. address =address, if used, on one line only. You can add "Phone:" after the address if you have it. (optional)
  2. Optional parameters can be left blank after the = sign.
  3. CIB automatically adds the parent and location categories, assuming you have the correct parent category and location filled in. If the location category does not yet exist on WikiTree, red links may show up. You need to correct the parent category or location in order to get rid of the red. You have probably misspelled the parent category or location or used a comma in the wrong place. (Remember [[Category:City, State]] or [[Category:County, State]] require spaces and commas to be correctly added.)
  4. Do not repeat all of the information from the space page on the category page. Category pages should be very brief.

Category Info Box Cemeteries

If you are setting up a category page for cemeteries in a county or town or other grouping, use this CIB:. There are other parameters that can be inserted (all listed here).

{{CategoryInfoBox CemeteryGroup
|parent= United States
|location= page
|project= New Jersey Cemeteries
|findagraveLocID= state_33

Explanation of the template parameters:

  • parent = Parent category name. This is a required parameter. The name is the lowest parent category for the page you are creating. If you are creating a category page for a city or county, then the State name is the parent category. There are parent category pages already created for 64 states and other groupings within North America. (The same is true for other geographical regions.) By clicking on the United States category, you will see each state category page. By clicking on each state, you will see the category pages for the lower parent categories, such as counties or cities. Before creating a new category page for a grouping of cemeteries in a lower parent category, check this list.
  • location = Page

This is the name of the associated location name :Example: Slovenia or :Hudson County, New Jersey

  • project= Name

This is a required parameter and is the name of the project that oversees the categories.

  • findagraveLocID= #

It is the ID # of the area search on FindAGrave. For example: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?locationId=county_245'

Add the Place Name category to Free-Space Pages and Profiles

In addition to setting up each cemetery category page, you will also need to add the correct place name category to the cemetery free-Space page and the profile pages. For example, if you are setting up a cemetery category page for a cemetery in Nacogdoches County, Texas, you will add the location/cemeteries category Category:Nacogdoches County, Texas, Cemeteries to each free-space page and profile for each cemetery in that location.

If you are not sure how to do this for your location, contact the relevant geographical project or post in the Global Cemeteries Google Group.

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