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 28 February 2023 with 6738 cemetery locations and 5940 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|| 28 Feb 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||28 Feb 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||28 Feb 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||28 Feb 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||28 Feb 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
||28 Feb 23||Statistical information re progress and numbers for the various categories of documentation||
IND06 - Cemetery Index (Progress statistics) - Begraafplaas-indeks (Vorderingstatistiek)