55,000 headstone records added to TheGenealogist thanks to volunteers

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12 January 2021
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The unusual, but informative, plaque on the Penruddocke family tomb at St Michael’s, Compton Chamberlayne
TheGenealogist has added to its expanding International Headstone Collection with some interesting and useful new searchable images of gravestones, with many of the records submitted by volunteers.

These new records allow  family historians to see details that have been recorded about their ancestors by the monumental masons in various churches and cemeteries.

All the records are fully searchable, with transcripts of the inscriptions that help to decipher some of the more weathered memorials.

The International Headstone Collection

The headstone records released cover 174 new churchyards or cemeteries and include submissions from TheGenealogist's group of volunteers. The International Headstone Collection is an ongoing project where every headstone photographed or transcribed earns credits for volunteers.

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The credits are used by volunteers to help support their hobby spending them on subscriptions at TheGenealogist.co.uk or products from GenealogySupplies.com.

If you would like to join the volunteer scheme, you can find out more about the scheme at the project page.

The records are available to explore with a diamond subscription at TheGenealogist.

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