Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How to I find the location of a grave in a cemetery?

Finding a specific grave within a cemetery can be difficult especially when the cemetery contains thousands of graves. If you find a grave photograph on the GPR, then the GPR website can help you locate the actual grave within its cemetery.

When a GPR volunteer goes to a cemetery and starts to photograph the grave monuments, he/she starts at one grave and then systematically travels around the grave yard taking photos of adjacent grave monuments. These series of photos can be considered as "breadcrumb trails" of photos leading up to the one being researched.

There is a link on most grave pages that allows visitors to view these "breadcrumb" images of graves. These is also an option to change the number of thumbnail images that are displayed.

If you do use this system to help locate a grave then please put a comment on the website telling others whether it helped or not.

Plot numbers

Some cemeteries have plans and plot numbers for their graves. When plot numbers are available, the GPR is now able to store them. If they are available then they are displayed on the grave detail page.

GPS co-ordinates

Unfortunately not all cameras have GPS capabilities. If GPS co-ordinates are available then they are displayed on the grave detail page.

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