is a website containing a free on-line database of transcriptions from grave markers, intended to be a research tool for use by genealogists and historians.[1] As of 2006, the site was one of the top 15 free genealogy websites on the Internet.[2]

The database is limited to information transcribed from grave markers at cemeteries and/or obtained from burial records from cemetery offices. The data includes surname, given name, birth date, birthplace, death date, death place, age, inscription (including symbols), notes, and sometimes the location of the grave marker.[3]

Many of the cemeteries transcribed on the site no longer exist, making the site one of the few sources for those inscriptions.[1]


The site started in March 1997 as a personal web page called Cemetery Interment Lists on the Internet, and was simply a list of links to websites with cemetery records. In 1998, the site started accepting cemetery transcriptions directly; to stop the personal website from being overwhelmed, the page author registered the domain name "" in December 1998 and moved to a separate web hosting service. By June 1999, the focus of the site had changed to hosting cemetery transcriptions, and the title was changed to Cemetery Records on the Internet, then later, Cemetery Records Online.[2]

The site has had at least seven page layouts since 1997. It has been supported by advertising revenue since July 1999, and in 2005, the personal site owner incorporated Clear Digital Media, Inc. to control the site.[2] The company has since expanded, starting several other websites and webblogs.[4]

See also


  1. 1 2 "About". Clear Digital Media, Inc. November 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  2. 1 2 3 "History of Cemetery Records Online". Clear Digital Media, Inc. March 1, 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  3. "Publish Your Cemetery Records". Clear Digital Media, Inc. October 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  4. "Clear Digital Media, Inc.". Clear Digital Media, Inc. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-11-03.

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