Monday 3 December 2012

DiscoverEverAfter heads south with burial records

The Portglenone-based company behind, the website which holds some 45,691 free-to-access burial records from more than 60 graveyards in Northern Ireland, has announced it will be adding a further 20,000 records over the next two months.

Director Leona McAllister told Irish Genealogy News that surveys are being carried out at seven more Northern Ireland burial grounds. 'These include Lurgan, which, with 2000-odd plots is the largest single site we've completed so far,' she said. 'The majority of the graveyards we've previously surveyed have been rural burial grounds with 300-400 plots.'

But the company, which launched its website only six months ago, is moving past its own milestones at quite a pace. It's also moving south. 'We're starting our first survey in the Republic,' says Leona. 'It's at Drogheda's Our Lady of Lourdes in Co Louth and it's the biggest graveyard we've worked at. Our surveyers has just gone onto the 4,000-plot site and it will take six to eight weeks to complete and get all the data uploaded to the site.'

The full list of burial grounds where surveys are being carried out or will start shortly:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda, Co Louth
  • Church of SS John & Trea, Moneymore, Derry/Londonderry
  • Church of St Patrick, The Loup, Derry/Londonderry
  • St Coleman's Cemetery, Lurgan, Co Armagh
  • Dougher graveyard, Lurgan, Co Armagh
  • St Brigid's, Drumkeerin, Co Leitrim
  • Killyman Parish Cemetery, Dungannon, Co Tyrone
  • Killeenan graveyard, Kildres, Co Tyrone
  • Dunamore graveyard, Kildress, Co Tyrone