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CemSearch - How To Find Your Buried Ancestors

CemSearch is a database of cemeteries and grave markers accessible in most Public Libraries in Northumberland.

The CemSearch project started over 18 years ago as a joint effort of the Lakeshore Genealogical Society in Cobourg and the Quinte Branch of the OGS. It was created to provide a searchable database for all cemeteries in the areas covered by the two initial founders.

As the project progressed, interest was shown from other areas and we were joined by the Lennox and Addington Archives, the Clark Archives from Clarington, the Haliburton Highlands Genealogical Group, and most recently, the Kawartha Branch of the OGS. A few stray cemeteries are also included from areas beyond the above. The project is always open to any new area that would like to join and include their cemeteries in the database. If anyone would like to submit a single cemetery from beyond the covered areas, we will supply them with the necessary software to make the input at no charge.

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County Townships Cemeteries Records
Clarington 3 42 19,491
Haliburton 11 30 9,502
Hastings & Prince Edward 31 289 101,269
Lennox and Addington 13 134 30,168
Muskoka District 1 1 494
Northumberland 8 143 103,822
Peterborough & Victoria 26 139 114,363
Renfrew 6 23 2,776
Ottawa Area 2 2 686
Total 101 803 382,573

The CemSearch searchable database is accessible for free, from the Bowmanville Library in the west to the Lennox and Addington Archives in the east and the Minden Hills Cultural center in the north, and most Libraries and Genealogical Societies in between.

At the most recent update, there were over 800 cemeteries included with over 380,000 records. The exact numbers by area as of 23 March 2012 are included below.

Any inquiries should be directed to LGS officer and the CemSearch Coordinator, Ron Smith at