Here are some resources I have used for
cemetery research. Check nearby plots for other family members. The people in the next plot
may be family members or in-laws with a different surname. Many large
cemeteries have their own websites that can be especially useful. The more general sites are
helpful if you do not know what cemetery someone is buried in.
When photographing grave stones, make sure the inscriptions are legible. They are more important than the design of the monument.
Check the ground level of the monuments for obscured writing. Check
for small secondary markers. Check the sexton records (cemetery
books) for additional information. Remember that not all graves have
markers. If you have a GPS, you can use it to record the location. Consider photographing the inscriptions and uploading them to findagrave.com or billiongraves.com as a way of helping others, and maybe connecting with others who are researching the same families.
Cemetery Finding Aids may help you find
a tombstone inscription that gives the year of birth or the names of
other family members.
Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com
is international in scope, and is one of the most frequented web
sites by genealogists.
The “Master Name List” at the
Provincial Archives of Alberta (and at AGS) lists burials in central Alberta.
These are a mixed bag. They usually
only list deaths since 2000. Some only have obits for the current
month! But if you find an obit, it may have three generations of
information! You will usually find them using a search engine. A few
sites I have used are: