PROJECT Cemetery Records - The Cemetery Index
The Cemetery Index is used to manage the recording effort and correlate data between the Gravestone Index and the Gravestone Photos. It contains three main areas:
Cemetery names - including CemID, where we use the farm name / number as found on the 1:50 000 maps of South Africa. There can be more than one cemetery location on a farm (see 3.)
Documents - including DocID, which track recorder and submitter names, dates entered, etc. There can be many documents for a single cemetery, due to revisions, updates, etc.
Cemetery locations - including GPSID, which contain the GPS coordinates, links to eGSSA photo albums, etc., and provide data for the Google Earth Cemetery Initiative. There can be multiple cemetery locations on a farm.
The Index is run in an MSAccess database and extracts of useful data are published as Excel spreadsheets on this Genza page on a monthly basis. File last updated on 31 August 2023 with 8560 cemetery locations of which 6878 have GPS co-ordinates cemetery locations and 5997 links to eGSSA Albums.
Download the relevant file of the Cemetery Index by clicking on the spreadsheet name in the table below.
|Nr||SPREADSHEET NAME||File Updated||DESCRIPTION||FILE NAME|
|1.0||Cemetery Index list & eGSSA album reference|| 31 Aug 23
||A reference list of all cemetery locations to the eGSSA Gravestone Album, with links||IND01 - Cemetery Index (List & album reference) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Lys & album verwysing)|
|2.0||Cemetery Index data status||31 Aug 23||A listing of all cemetery locations, publication status, GPS coordinates etc in the Cemetery Index||IND02 - Cemetery Index (Data status) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Data-status)|
|3.0||Cemetery Index Recorders||31 Aug 23||A list of all Recorders who have contributed cemetery information||IND03 - Cemetery Index (Recorders) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Opnemers)|
|4.0||Cemetery Index monthly number of names added||31 Aug 23||Number of names added to the Gravestone Index for the last month||IND04 - Cemetery Index (Names added) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Name bygevoeg)|
|5.0||Cemetery Index monthly documents added||31 Aug 23||Number of documents added to the Cemetery Index in the last month||IND05 - Cemetery Index (Documents added) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Dokumente bygevoeg)|
|6.0||Cemetery Index data processing update
||31 Aug 23||Statistical information re progress and numbers for the various categories of documentation||
IND06 - Cemetery Index (Progress statistics) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Vorderingstatistiek)