Wednesday, June 29, 2016

THAMES (NZ): Tararu Cemetery at Findagrave

At last! I have added all the missing names to the collection at Findagrave for Tararu Cemetery.

If you are not aware of this site it is a free and excellent way to add a memorial for your ancestors.
  • You can add background information, headstone photographs and portraits.
  • You can lay flowers with captions for your family member/s.
  • You can request photographs of graves, which will be taken by a team of volunteers.
  • If the grave entry has been made by someone else, you can get permission to manage that entry.
  • also utilises the databases in its searches.
 ABOVE: Front page for the Tararu Cemetery at Findagrave
BELOW: You can search names or browse all entries. This is Charles Ludwig's.

A bonus of this site, is that it is a way of connecting family researchers, allowing you to see who is researching the person buried or remembered at a particular cemetery. If you leave flowers for an entry and add a caption, you may find some new relatives!

How did I enter the names?   I added names based on the old NZSG transcription available via, while checking names alongside at the TCDC online Cemetery search site. To add death dates, I searched the name at New Zealand BMD online. In many cases there were discrepancies in spelling of names, burial dates, and monumental inscriptions. I checked newspapers in many cases to confirm details. Still I know that there will be still variances, but it is a start!

If any of the entries I have made, are for your family me and I can transfer the control of the entry to you to alter/correct as you desire.

Check out the Tararu Cemetery site at Findagrave.
***Shortland Cemetery and Totara Memorial Park Cemetery are also online at Findagrave***

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