17 Dec 2018 - a recent WordPress update has unintentionally made this search form non-functional.
A solution is anticipated to be included when version 5.0.3 of WordPress is released, although when that will be is not yet certain.
16 Jan 2019 - WordPress 5.0.3 was recently released and our website was upgrade accordingly. However, the WordPress bug that is interfering with the functionality of the search form below apparently persists.
02 March 2019 - WordPress 5.1 was recently released and our website was upgraded accordingly. Sadly, the bug persists.
We apologise for this inconvience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we seek a solution.
Searching of the FHSNL Headstones Database can only be performed by FHSNL members who are logged in to our website.
If you are not a FHSNL member, then you can find details on how to join the society by clicking here.
For many years FHSNL has collected details of headstone inscriptions from around the province. Many (but not all) of these records have been entered into a computerised database which members can now search by using the above search form.
As of December 2011, this electronic database contains 103902 records from 835 cemeteries.
Please note that this search utility is a new feature on our website and should be treated as if it is still in "beta testing" mode. Some things that we are already aware of include:
- There are about 1800 entries that are near-duplicates of other entries (as one example, search for Garfield Andrews)
- Some of our cemetery codes are not yet contained in our master list of cemeteries. This results in no cemetery or location details being displayed for some individuals (for example, search for Moses Butt)
- The drop-down list of places in the "Place of Burial" field on the search form should list nearly every community in the province. However, some of these places do not yet have any cemetery records entered in our database. For example, a search for "Blackhead / Cape Spear" yields no results.
- There are typos in some records, including typos that result in invalid dates.
We are working towards addressing these issues. If you are able to assist with this task, please let us know.