Place talk:Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Your new cemetery additions [3 November 2012]

Hi Rick You seem to be finding all sorts of cemeteries at the moment.

Some of your co-ords are extremely long. Four decimal places should be good enough for a large cemetery.

Pine Grove happens to be one of my family burying grounds. I did a check on both FindAGrave and Canadian Headstones and neither one includes them. Hence my "incomplete listing" addition.--goldenoldie 03:01, 3 November 2012 (EDT)

Actually, I am just reviewing and updating all existing cemetery "places" in Canada. I have been shortening the geo references, but may have missed one or two.

I have also been considering some form of partial listing comment for some of the resources. For example, Canada GenWeb often has a page for the cemetery, but no transcriptions. I have left them out on cemetery pages, but I think I will go back and add them, with a comment that they have no transcriptions/photos effective current date (ex. Nov 2012.)

I have already found it useful when I am looking at a person page to go to the cemetery page. The embedded links are a quick way to see what is on the web. The links that I add tend to be the best ones from Google searches.

Rick--RGMoffat 08:43, 3 November 2012 (EDT)

Agreed on both counts.

Do you know of The Canadian GraveMaker Gallery? It has built up its inventory of cemeteries over the summer and has a very nice website. I would send you the URL but I get its monthly newsletter by email and that was my quick reference just now.

Check Ontario GenWeb specifically for cemeteries--and also for census transcriptions. Voluntary interest varies from county to county.

And for Toronto, FamilySearch did a second upload of the Toronto Trust burial listings. I think I added them but may have missed an entry or two when in a hurry. (I used to be part of the transcription team.)

There are a whole lot of cemeteries hiding in WR Sources. I am never sure if they ought to be there or moved to place pages.

--goldenoldie 10:56, 3 November 2012 (EDT)

I have used the Gravemarker Gallery for many years since many of my family lines passed through Renfrew County.

I created template {{ggrave}} (I think, currently on iPhone so have not verified) to pull in some boilerplate about the site. It currently includes the objective statement of the site but I think I will pull it out. Murray Pletsch (admin) recently told me he has about 750,000 photos on the site.

I would appreciate any comments. I would like this template to work similar to Find A Grave to populate the link, or at least part of it, but I need some education on Wiki programming to do it.--RGMoffat 12:27, 3 November 2012 (EDT)

Also thinking about creating a category for the Gallery to serve as a Wiki navigation aid.

What do you think?--RGMoffat 12:30, 3 November 2012 (EDT)

I searched for but didn't find {{ggrave}}. General WR search for "template" and "grave" found three items excluding the Dutch one. One is a long "talk" between Jennifer and JRich (who begged to differ). The formula in the Find a Grave template is interesting. However, I would like to see a street address and postal code in a cemetery place page, so that people can find the place even without a new-fangled sat-nav. This may mean non-automated work, but so far I have only done cemeteries one at a time. It's one of those "for later" tasks along with referencing census microfilm numbers (both LAC and FamilySearch) ....

Never saw wiki programming till I joined WR and that was only in February this year. I've picked up a lot, but I know there's plenty more to learn.

Categories? I haven't used them at all.

As you probably know I live in the UK. Since it is the evening before Guy Fawkes night there are plenty of fireworks and around here it sounds like we are living in northern Syria.

--goldenoldie 15:06, 3 November 2012 (EDT)