Monday, 28 April 2014

Limerick Mt St Lawrence cemetery Phase II launches

Tobin headstones marked on Mt St Lawrence map
A new website holding photographs, transcriptions and an interactive map of one of Ireland's largest cemeteries was launched on Friday night at the Beyond the Grave conference in Limerick.

At researchers can search and view images of 7,000+ gravemarkers in Mount Saint Lawrence cemetery and find the exact location of individual burial plots on an efficient interactive map.

In addition, headstones in the cemetery's Sections A-H have been transcribed and can be searched by an individual's name and year of death.

There are more than 12,000 individuals recorded in this database.

The map will only identify graves with headstones or markers; you will not find a grave without a headstone. If you believe your ancestor was buried here but you can't find them in the database, check out the  Burial Register Transcriptions. Transcribing the registers formed Phase I of the Mount Saint Lawrence Project, which was completed about 18 months ago.

The project was carried out in a partnership between Limerick City Archives and the staff and students of the History and Geography Departments of Mary Immaculate College.  Phase II was carried out over the past two years by more than 350 volunteers who photographed and transcribed grave markers throughout the 18-acre site.