Sunday, July 17, 2011

TCDC Cemetery search is back online and improved

The Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) online cemetery database has been unavailable for several weeks - the good news is it is back online. It covers a large number of cemeteries around the peninsula.

The aerial photo that appears at the bottom of your search record, appears much clearer and easier to recognise the exact location of the record be searched as to approximate grave location.  Also there are monumental inscription's added for several deceased at Totara Cemetery (that were not previously available online.)  I will check tomorrow if this is going to be updated further.

For those of you who have searched for an grave location at places like SHORTLAND CEMETERY, Thames, these new photos may be of assistance. if you are really stuck finding a grave site, ask at The Treasury, who will be able to put you in touch with people who can help find the grave site.

Sometimes a different pair of eyes finds a grave site. For years I had recruited family members to find the location of PHILIPPA and WILLIAM VERCOE, my GGGGGrandparents with no success. Thanks to "cousin Fay" the grave has been located. When you look at the pictures you will wonder how it could have been missed..it does stand out!!!

William and Phillipa Vercoe's Grave at Shortland Cemetery, Thames
William and Phillipa (nee Collicoat) VERCOE's family details can be found here; they came with other members of the extended family to New Zealand from Cornwall in 1871 and lived at Hill Street (Block 27), Thames.

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