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Zimbabwe Cemeteries Progress

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This page is part of African Cemeteries Team. This is where we can keep track of which cemeteries have been completely photographed, transcribed, and turned into WikiTree profiles.

Please add the cemeteries you're working on to the list below, and sign and date the entry by adding ~~~~ on the end. Be sure to check here before starting a new cemetery to avoid duplication of effort.



The following cemeteries have someone starting work on them, but transcribing and photography is not yet complete:

  • Gweru Cemetery / Field-4274 11:50, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Warren Hills Cemetery / Field-4274 15:48, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Kadoma Cemetery / Field-4274 05:22, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Hartley Cemetery / Field-4274 05:22, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


The photography of gravestone in Zimbabwe has been for all parts neglected. The only reliable and indexed source is the eGGSA Cemeteries website. Presently efforts are being made to drum up support through Zimbabwean and Rhodesian social media sites. Some Municipal authorities have show resistance to photography, despite graveyards being on public property with no photo restrictions.

  • Clearwater Cemetery - Photographs received from descendants of the Du Plessis Family, transcribed, researched and uploaded to the Clear Water Cemetery site. Field-4274 13:49, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Gweru Cemetery - some 167 images received from Mr V Manning; being processed / Field-4274 11:36, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Chivu Cemetery - attempting to obtain copyright permissions to pull images from the eegsa site and am in communication with the other two parties, the author and the website Field-4274 06:45, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Grave Listings

Grave listing provide valuable input on cemeteries. These listings do sometimes lack sufficient data for WikiTree profiling and research often needs to be done to supplement the information received. To date we have received the following:

  • Chinhoyi Old Cemetery - Listings receive, and antecedents research in progress;
  • Chegutu Cemetery - research and profile forming in progress Field-4274 06:45, 12 May 2019 (UTC) ;
  • Gweru Cemetery - research, photo matching and profile forming in progress Field-4274 06:45, 12 May 2019 (UTC) ;
  • Chivu Cemetery - research and profile forming in progress; some data being uploaded to WikiTree Field-4274 06:45, 12 May 2019 (UTC) .


A programme is in place to create a database of gravestones for all Zimbabwean cemeteries. Assistance presently being sought from Municipal authorities and religious organisations, principally the Anglican and Catholic Church Diocese. A small webpage, containing forms, will be set up to collect data and promote WikiTree.

  • Letters set to all known City, Town and Rural Councils in Zimbabwe / Field-4274 15:49, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Letters sent to all Anglican Diocese in Zimbabwe / Field-4274 04:54, 24 January 2019 (UTC)


The following cemetery free-space pages are finished and category pages ready for populating with profiles and images of tombstones to be included on all the profiles:

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