CemSearch - How To Find Your Buried Ancestors

CemSearch is a database of cemeteries and grave markers accessible on line at cemsearch.ca. It also includes considerably more information than just stone transcriptions and has many monument and people photos as well.

The CemSearch project started over 25 years ago (bef.1996) 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 (David Long and Ronald Smith).

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 the Kawartha Branch of the OGS and now records are included from Oshawa to the Quebec border and a few beyond the above areas. 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.

At the most recent update, there were over 900 cemeteries included with over 440,000 records.

Any inquiries should be directed to the CemSearch Coordinator, Ron Smith at rfrsmith@eagle.ca

Gravemarker of the first Prime Minister of The Dominion of Canada
Twynnoy Monument