Our goal is to get every headstone in every cemetery in the world online to help preserve these headstones as well as to: help others in their research help those who can not or are unable to visit these cemeteries themselves.
With so many cemeteries getting and being obsolete and/or endangered, and with so many headstones being weathered, broken, stolen, vandalized, etc. etc. we would like to preserve these as well as the newer cemeteries and headstones for the present and future genealogists and family members and to honor the memories of our and your loved ones. Please help us in our endeavor by volunteering to transcribe and photograph headstones in a cemetery near you. Headstone photos you already have are also more than welcomed!!!
The copyrights of any cemetery transcription and/or photos belong to the submitter and will remain their copyright even though they are posted on our sites. Please be sure to let us know if you want your email address linked to your name or not when we put the information and/or photos you submit on our sites as the submitter. Email address linked to your name is totally optional.
If you would like to submit an obituary please see our Obituary Submission Guidelines. A small biography of an ancestor or loved one is welcomed as well. Please do not copy from a copyrighted published article or book.
To Volunteer to transcribe and/or take photos of a cemetery near you or to adopt a county, please email Peggy Smith.
Due to high volume of emails regarding linking up to already transcribed and/or photographed cemetery websites, we will no longer be accepting links to different websites. HOWEVER, if you would like to share by submitting the information and/or photographs to us, we will be more than happy to add them to our website. OR, if you would like to Volunteer to transcribe and take photographs of a cemetery near you please let us know! Thank you!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you have cemetery data, (please don't send us information copied from published books or transcriptions from other cemetery sites, unles you submitted them) grave stone photographs or obituaries, we are always accepting contributions. Or, if you would like to adopt a county and become a county coordinator and help us get material online, we always have spots open. You don't have to have experience in writing webpages, we can teach you what you need to know. If interested, please email us.
The World Cemetery Project is a totally non-profit genealogical web site. We are dedicated to providing free access to cemetery photos and obituaries for genealogical purposes. The World Cemetery Project is staffed entirely by volunteers and pays no wages or salaries. Every penny that you donate will be used to provide for the continuation of this web site.
The World Cemetery Project is advertisement free and is entirely supported by contributions. Without the support of the general public, (visitors such as you), we would not be able to continue providing free online access.
Donations may be made through PayPal. If you would prefer to mail a donation, please send an e-mail to me for mailing instructions.