Sunday, 8 April 2018

News about CanadianHeadstones.com

As announced in September last year CanadianHeadstones.com is now under the umbrella of the Ontario Genealogical Society.
While CanadianHeadstones.com continued to grow, there are now 1,905,422 gravestone photo records in the database, its previous status was an issue for some.
This week OGS announced that Canada Revenue Agency has approved the application of CanadianHeadstones.com for registered charity status. All donors, individuals and organizations, will now receive a charitable donation tax receipt. CRA lists that status as effective 7 November 2017.
Also this week Findmypast added an index to CanadianHeadstones.com to its collection—1,881,403 items. A search there will link to a transcript of the information. To see the headstone image follow the link to CanadianHeadstones.com where you repeat the search.
Ancestry.ca also includes information from the CanadianHeadstones.com collection, 1,460,310 items which were current as of September 2012.

2 comments:

Crissouli said...

Great to see, it is an amazing resource.

Mike More said...

John, TONI (https://ogs.on.ca/databases/toni/) also provides an index to the Ontario cemeteries in Canadian Headstones (and is updated weekly early Sunday morning) as well as almost 2500 other cemeteries that have been transcribed by OGS branches.