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Cemetery Transcribing

A red-tailed hawk sighted by Toronto Branch OGS transcribers at St. James Cemetery.

A red-tailed hawk sighted by Toronto Branch OGS transcribers at St. James Cemetery. ©Toronto Branch OGS

Family history organizations all over the world are involved in transcribing the information from grave markers—and Toronto Branch OGS is no exception.

Most of the small churchyards and community cemeteries in today’s Toronto have been completed, as have some large cemeteries.

Once the transcription of a cemetery has been computerized and checked it is available as a publication and the index will be added to The Ontario Name Index (TONI). See our Cemeteries page for more information.

There are many large cemeteries yet to do.

At the moment we are working in St. James Cemetery and Crematorium on Parliament Street, one of the city’s oldest burial grounds.

In the spring, summer, and fall Toronto Branch volunteers spend many enjoyable hours transcribing in the lovely park-like setting. We would love to have you join us.

Although, we don’t transcribe gravestones in the winter, the Cemetery Committee is still actively computerizing, and checking the summer’s data. Most tasks can be done from your home—and you don’t have to live in Toronto.

If you would like to help, please contact the committee.