50K Cemetery Search

In a further initiative, towards the end of 2020, the 1:50 000 topographical maps of SA showing thousands of cemeteries, marked as “+”, were unlocked:
Peter Silbernagl
Walter Smit
Peter Silbernagl
Walter Smit
Walter Smit, at the suggestion of Peter Silbernagl, has created a KMZ file of these points, also indexed by location and farm name. This KMZ file can be read using Google Earth, and clicking on the “+” mark opens a dialog box which gives farm name, GPS coordinates, etc.
The “+” marks represented by the existing cemeteries already recorded by the Cemetery Records Project have been deleted from this file. Thus, when loaded into Google Earth the new image shows some 13 000 previously unknown cemetery locations, which is ideal for planning cemetery recording.