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Cemeteries come in so many styles ...and in so many varied situations. Most family historians/genealogists have a fascination for cemeteries. They see them as historical sites, a place to find answers and a way to honour those who have passed before us.

 This page will bring you news of what is happening worldwide, the good and the bad... photos of beautiful, peaceful places, and the sad and the neglected, with many in between.

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A final resting place of the famous, infamous and all in between   Brisbane Times

You can see more of Toowong Cemetery here... and here

Deadline looms for grave representatives  Gatton Star

Alhadeff makes case for new cemetery  Australian Jewish News

Bathurst deceased buried in unknown location at cemetery to be honoured with memorial wall   Western Advocate

152 year history finally recorded at Tuena cemetery    Crookwell Gazette NSW

Stories of lonely graves will be heard  The West Australian

Cessnock Council puts Cemeteries Masterplan on public exhibition  Cessnock Advertiser

Ballarat Cemetery Trust provides advice across the state to smaller graveyards Ballarat Courier

History and tragedy: this marker at the tiny Majorca cemetery is a reminder of how disease could destroy families. There are six children here. Ballarat Courier

Redcliffe Cemetery Qld

Historical audio tours launch at Picton's Pioneer Cemetery 

Burial fee hike in Port Hedland's only cemetery drives away clients due to the high cost of dying 

Headstone Project erects headstones for WWI veterans at Car Villa  Tasmania

Empty Eden graves discovered in Council cemeteries review  NSW

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Burial plot shortage prompts Gold Coast to consider stacking bodies in multistorey graves 

Management of two Greater Shepparton cemeteries outsourced 

Unmarked suicide graves excluded from cemeteries to be identified by archaeologist 

Vandals smash dozens of headstones at Hunter Valley cemetery 

Grave concerns at settlement cemetery

Black death in Brisbane: The lost plague cemetery

Dead Central: 30,000 buried under Sydney train station

Devonshire Street Cemetery Reinterment Index | NSW State Archives

Thinking outside the box on cemeteries 

 Japanese War Cemetery personalises war graves 

Ballarat Cemetery would love to hear from you Ballarat Courier

Fifty strong protest outside Innes Gardens crematorium in Port Macquarie to oppose sale or lease Port Macquarie News

'Disgusting vandalism': Dozens of gravestones destroyed in 'sick' 15-minute rampage Yahoo News

Historic Australian Cemeteries - Key to Symbols and Rituals Used in Cemeteries Perth DPS

North West councils benefit from cemetery safety training    The North West Star

 'Green space buffer': Sydney cemetery approved, as Penrith plan halted  Sydney Morning Herald

Unmarked, unregistered graves mapped in small Aboriginal community to bring families peace   ABC news

 Going ahead: An artist's impression of the now-approved cemetery in the Scenic Hills. Picture: Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Mayor furious with 136000-plot cemetery approval     Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser

MidCoast Council assesses monuments in cemeteries   Manning River Times

New cemetery gets green light   Australian Jewish News

Cemetery plots move into olive oil business  The Lead South Australia

Migrant communities keep our cemeteries alive as more Anglo-Australians turn to cremation The Conversation AU

 Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, NSW
(c)Noelene Harris

Geelong History Alive Cemetery Tours in the running for RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Geelong Advertiser

 Migrant communities keep our cemeteries alive as more Anglo-Australians turn to cremation The Conversation AU

Council cemetery: Seven years of planning, no conclusive result  Alice Springs News Online

Rookwood Cemetery: Mapping the dead Great blog by Cassie Mercer
The original grave diggers hut. Courtesy Rookwood General Cemetery.

Vandals smash Melbourne gravestones of a family who died in the White Island disaster - Daily Mail 

Ballarat New Cemetery's Day of the Dead celebrations take special significance - The Courier 

Volunteers still needed to clean up cemeteries despite skyrocketing fees | 7NEWS - The ... 

Sandgate Cemetery's heritage listed chapel set to undergo major refurbishment - Drive - ABC Radio 

Push for Australian cemetery for war heroes | Sky News Australia 

Community feedback on southside cemetery - Canberra Weekly 


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The gardens where Anzac soldiers rest  stuff.co.nz

Tour resurrects history of lost cemeteries of Los Angeles    KABC-TV

Tombstone Tourism's Last Stop, a Plot of Your Own in Vienna  The New York Times

St. John's Church Cemetery  Naylor's Run area of Pomeroy  Atla Obscura

Cemetery of the Unknown: a place that gives migrants dignity in death TRT World Tunisia

Save the roses: Evergreen Heritage seeks volunteers to continue blooming cemetery tradition Colorado Springs Gazette

Mausoleum Doors Taken In $30000 Looting Of Jewish Cemetery In Queens  Forward

Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries   Atlas Obscura

Burnouts at the graveside prompt CCTV installation at Hamilton Park Cemetery    stuff.co.nz

Cemetery trio being recognized for service Manteca Bulletin

Weeping Angel Haunts and Amazes at Cleveland Cemetery    Spectrum News 1

Frankie Meyer: Spring offers beautiful flowers at old cemeteries   Joplin Globe 

Visakhapatnam's centuries-old European Cemetery cries for attention The Hindu

A Year Gardening the Grave of a Stranger - Atlas Obscura

Flooding at La Porte Cemetery making it difficult for families to visit loved ones KPRC Click2Houston

Vietnam vet who died Christmas Eve is finally laid to rest    ABC News

Cemetery fees review prompts question: should we share the cost?  Stuff.co.nz

Scottburgh and Park Rynie cemeteries are a grave concern South Africa

A coffin, a corpse and a baseball field: The strange history of Indianapolis' Greenlawn Indianapolis Star

Headstone cleaning, restoration classes scheduled at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum The Daily Advocate

Lebanon cemetery officials research possibility of green burials Valley News

Whitney Downard / The Meridian Star
A new law could enable local governments to use public funds to address abandoned cemeteries, such as this one at the corner of 10th Avenue and 24th Street.

New state law allows counties, cities to address neglected cemeteries Meridian Star

NEW Medical Examiner, Excavation Team at Cemetery Continuing Skeleton Theft Investigation  VOCM

Plan to identify unknown Titanic dead unveiled in Southampton  BBC News

'Fading history': War graves left to degrade in New Zealand   Stuff.co.nz

Dublin community asks for help maintaining historic cemetery  virginiafirst.com

Grants available for historic cemetery projects  Salem, Oregon   KTVZ

Jewish Cemetery – Almost a sanctuary Spotted by locals(blog)

'Selfish' couple park car on GRAVE while grieving families pay their respects on Mother's Day Daily Mail

'Catholic cemeteries extensions of our parishes,' director says Catholic San Francisco

Expansion proposed for State Veterans Cemetery Washington  KARK

You have to see the tombstones in this Soviet military cemetery We Are The Mighty (Blog)

Bulloch County group giving tours of cemeteries to honor African American history WTOC

Genealogy meets archaeology: Marking unknown graves in the Ninnekah Community Cemetery Chickasa Express Star

Riverside Cemetery flooded, families play waiting game to find out damage done 13abc Action News

Volunteers help clean National Cemetery  Vicksburg Post

Arlington National Cemetery was once freed-slaves community called Freedman's Village Fox 5 DC

New Zealand's biggest cemetery close to full   Stuff.co.NZ  

Waipā cemeteries nearing capacity - NZ Herald 

New Legislation Seeks To Protect Lost African-American Burial Grounds Forbes

Green burial coming to cemetery  Prince George Citizen

Historic cemetery program at Sundance library   Sundancetimes

Woman horrified to find her sister's plaque moved by Makara cemetery staff  Stuff.co.NZ

Council's apology over flattened headstones in Orkney BBC News

Forgotten cemeteries catching attention of historical commission  Herald-Banner

Local Foundation Meet to Preserve Landlocked Cemetery  Valdosta Today.com

Second attack on Karl Marx tomb in London's Highgate cemetery  The Guardian

Gravestones Toppled At 130-Year-Old West Roxbury Cemetery  CBS Boston

New monuments revealed after summer heatwave  BreakingNews.ie

14-Year-Old Boy Finds ‘Lost’ Medieval Gravestones in Scotland

The so-called "Govan stones" date back to 10th and 11th centuries. Originally found in the 19th century, the stones were thought to be destroyed in the 1970s. Until this Scottish student found them again during a community dig. (Deadmanjones via Wikicommons under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license)

Missing casket from Jackson County cemetery has been found 

Highland Monument Conservation's Burke Greear is cleaning up history 

Man's body found in Redditch cemetery 

Native American tribe fears border wall will destroy historic cemetery

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All Saints Church 

Macon's Linwood Cemetery overgrown, neglected and lacking funds to be refurbished 

Families say local cemetery conditions are disrespectful after several graves found submerged in ... 

Two counties' donations and volunteers give Riverside Cemetery a sign after 110 years 

Jacksonville couple springs into action to help keep rundown cemetery clean 

Calls for cemetery CCTV after flowers stolen from graves of children and babies 

Wait Time for Burial at Arlington Can Be Nearly a Year: IG Report 

Purcell opera performed in cemetery catacombs 

Woman in disbelief after purse stolen from cemetery on Memorial Day: 'There's no sacred place' 

Lost in battle: The soldiers from the Anglia region killed in the Normandy invasion 

[Joseon Images] Buried at Yanghwajin's cemetery for foreigners 

Famous NO cemetery 'overrun' with tourists, leaving graves damaged, families frustrated 

Neglect of Selma cemeteries shows months after city layoffs 

Battle Creek's Oak Hill Cemetery: Where the famous and those with no headstones rest together 

Deansgrange cemetery falling into disrepair despite budget increase 

Pampanga family donates land for Muslim cemetery 

Parsons Cemetery will offer tours of masterpieces 

US Says Border Wall Will 'Avoid' Historic Texas Cemetery 

Cost of dying soars following city boundary expansion 

City Hall urged to reverse "exorbitant and unwarranted" price increases on graves

Toppled headstones at Forest Cemetery caused by Father Time, not vandalism

Official says pile of headstones in Benton Harbor cemetery isn't quite what it seems 

EDITORIAL: Communities should make the effort to restore old cemeteries 

Easy Access to Cemeteries via EGO Buses 

D-Day tourism boom brings crowds, and controversy, to Normandy 

After moving graves, cemetery notifies families, seeks judge's approval 

Oakland Cemetery walk

Unknown graveyard courtesy Pixabay

A Morning Of Remembrance At St Rose Cemetery          

Restoring historic cemetery 

Pokemon Go community plans day to help clean up Floral Park Cemetery 

Municipality to increase security at Estcourt cemeteries after attack 

Friday Five: Cemeteries, history and big flag 

Speaker talks about gravestone preservation 

Dawoodi Bohras face problems at burial grounds 

What lies beneath: a conference on protecting cemeteries 

Military cemeteries across US missing headstones and incorrectly marked, inspections find 

Florida Mailman, 60, Spends His Days Off Cleaning Veterans' Headstones at Rundown Cemeteries 

Inside a Hidden "Ranchito" Cemetery 

2nd owner of Dover-area cemetery guilty of bilking customers of nearly $500K 

Fairview Cemetery to be expanded 

Venezuela's dead are not spared as theft increases in cemeteries    NBCNews.com

Frankie Meyer: Union, Confederate soldiers buried in separate cemeteries  Joplin Globe

Oldest gravestone in Middlesex County discovered at London cemetery  CBC.ca

Residents work to protect an old cemetery  wifi.com

S2019 E24: Abandoned cemeteries becoming a fiscal issue for towns videos  WLIW21

Preserving history in old cemeteries observer-me.com

Cemetery moves burial sites, then asks for permission NEWS 10 ABC

112-Year-Old Cemetery in Long Beach May Close Its Gates Forever NBC Southern California

Lebanon Cemetery: Volunteers find covered graves, clean up African American cemetery  York Daily Record

Events Limerick Maine Old Cemetery  Press Herald

Local cemeteries face the challenge of staying solvent while honoring the dead  Lancaster Online

Frankie Meyer: Cremations affect searches involving cemeteries and burial plots   Joplin Globe

Probe into Nechoor cemetery vandalism     The New Indian Express

NIAGARA GENEALOGY: Take a trip to the cemetery to find family history Niagara Gazette

Tombs at Nechoor church cemetery in Ernakulam vandalised, police begin probe   The News Minute

In Dayton, a fence comes down that marked a racial divide  Houston Chronicle

Cars in grave danger at Kilkenny cemeteries   Kilkenny People

Likely last burial section opens at Oakland cemetery  catholicvoiceoakland

The Commuter: 'Dead-end' travels offer unique education    Fairfield Daily Republic

Bunker Hill Cemetery Tour returns, details logging stories in second year   Longview Daily News

Westville's forgotten cemetery neglected Highway Mail

Cemetery hit again by vandals, city working to stop it   Fox 5 Atlanta

Bury the dead alongside British motorways, says public health chief        Telegraph.co.uk

Ireland's oldest Jewish cemetery to open after four decades  Irish Central

Ballybough Cemetery, Ireland's oldest Jewish burial ground.

 Underground space near Vatican cemetery holds bones of dozens, both 'adult and non-adult'
Washington Times

Smith: Who's got stolen Guerneville cemetery book with record of Titantic survivor's gravesite? Santa Rosa Press Democrat

One person 'seriously injured' as car drives into crowd at Dundalk cemetery   Irish Times

 China has flattened Uyghur cemeteries to build roads, ecological parks & high-rises ThePrint

Repairs for vandalized headstones at the Kawaiahao Church Cemetery begin   KHON2

AmeriCorps crew works on Lakeside Cemetery  Hastings Star Gaztte

Rockford, Illinois Cemetery Book Set For 815 Day Release   MENAFN.COM
The first book in the series was published on April 9th and was focused on Cedar Bluff and Greenwood Cemeteries.

BBC and Netflix cemetery filming 'totally disrespectful  BBC News

Support for cemetery project   Otago Daily Times
A proposal to locate and exhume graves in the historic Drybread Cemetery and analyse their remains seems to have the support of those in the surrounding district....

Satellite photos show China has leveled Uighur graveyards for malls, high-rises  Taiwan News

Removal of American flags and flagholders from graves angers families  The Intelligencer

Louisville's cemetery for the poor is nearly full. And time is running out for more land  Courier Journal

Over their dead bodies: Gold digging operation prompts Lancaster County cemetery swap Rock Hill Herald      
Lancaster County approved a Haile Gold Mine request Monday night to relocate a cemetery so more land can be mined

CuriosiD: Holocaust Bones Find Resting Place in Massive Michigan Cemetery  WDET

Cemeteries around the world: Assistens Kirkegård Cemetery Funeral Service Times

Preservation Society starts cemetery cleanup program  Moulton Advertiser

Memorial Park Cemetery is in state supervised receivership  Fort Dodge Messenger

New life for abandoned cemetery  The Gulf News
The non-denominational cemetery was in use at the Main Brook waterfront between 1930 and 1951. After that, each religious denomination started their own.
As the years marched on, the old graveyard down at the waterfront was gradually forgotten.
Vegetation took over, headstones were removed. The only thing left to mark the site, was three trees, the only ones in the vicinity not cut down in the logging town.
Boyd had spent three years as a cemetery caretaker in Sydney and still had a "soft spot" for cemeteries. When she realized the condition it was in, she says it broke her heart.

Preserving 1000 headstones the goal in Somersworth  Foster's Daily Democrat

A grave situation: Brookside Cemetery running out of burial space  The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Highgate Cemetery   England atlas obscura

A Blues Legend’s Missing Grave  atlas obscura

Spirit Trumpets  atlas obscura

Here are 7 cemeteries with views to die for  National Geographic

Don't leave New Orleans without seeing these 10 cemeteries   USA Today

200 cops to secure cemeteries, terminals, ports during All Souls', All Saints' Days in Mandaue Philippines

Archaeologists Searching for Hidden Graves in Local Cemeteries  ALXnow

Three strangers can now occupy same grave at Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery Vancouver Sun

Family says Burr Oak Cemetery 'disrupted' relative's gravesite  WLS-TV

10 Cemeteries That Honor Stars Of The Past The Travel

Westminster Abbey

Tombstones tell tales      Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Seven volunteers — all over 70 — work to restore long-neglected Augusta cemetery WCPO

Mabalacat folks get free cleaning of cemeteries  Sun Star Philippines

'Today, the guns are silent': Manila American Cemetery honors the Pacific War fallen 
(Use 'Reader' Click on lines ahead  of URL)      Corpus Christi Caller-Times Philippines  

New cemetery search in Buckley as burial space runs out  BBC News  UK

Tacoma woman sues cemetery for damaging daughter's casket Q13Fox

9 Chicago area historic cemeteries to explore   Curbed Chicago

Seattle's most notable cemeteries  Curbed Seattle

Why cemeteries are a surprising source of life National Geographic   Green-Wood Cemetery

The entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery, photographed in 1880.  Photo by John S. Moulton, Courtesy of NY Public Library

Tampa's history rediscovered as development unearths forgotten cemeteries  Fox 13 News Tampa Bay


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