Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Kabristan Archive - Ireland, Ceylon and India gravestone indexes

I came across a website earlier that was new to me, entitled The Kabristan Archives: Ireland - Ceylon - India Genealogy, which may be of interest.

Located at http://kabristan.org.uk, it has a section called the Kabristan Indexes, which carries a series of indexed cemetery transcriptions from India, Ireland, Jamaica and Sri Lanka - to access a full transcript you need to place an order at £4 per look up. The site is run by Eileen Hewson, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and area representative for Ceylon/Sri Lanka and Kashmir on behalf of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia.

The Irish indexes, my main interest in the site, cover counties Cavan, Donegal, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Sligo, Tyrone, as well as indexes of the memorial inscriptions detailed in The Forgotten Irish - Memorials of the Raj. The details returned in the Irish indexes is name and cemetery only, but that's half the battle dealt with!

Have fun!


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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