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How you and your GPS can help protect Ontario’s Unregistered Cemeteries

Do you have a GPS system? Would you like to assist the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Ontario Historical Society in protecting Ontario’s cemeteries? Here’s how you can help.

The Registrar of Cemeteries requires accurate location information to help identify the cemeteries that are not registered.  If you pass an entrance to a cemetery in your travels, could you record the GPS location? We are asking you to be especially mindful of the county and township where the cemetery is located. Therefore, when you send the information to the Society, we kindly request that you list the following information:

• The name of the Cemetery

• The County in which the cemetery is located, if known (i.e., Durham, Niagara, Carleton etc.)

• If possible, the Historical township (as listed on the OGS Ontario Cemetery Locator),

• The street name

• And of course, the GPS co-ordinates

Some of our volunteers have advised us that they take the GPS readings at the entrance of the cemetery as this provides the most accurate location information.

All GPS information you gather may be forwarded to:

Travel safely and enjoy the adventure!

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