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Council improves access to cemetery records

11 Jun 2018, 3:30 PM

Waitomo District Council is making it easier to access cemetery records through its new online search tool.  A search of the records will be able to be made by simply entering the person’s name. The physical location within a cemetery can be confirmed together with a photo of the headstone and other plot information. The new online tool will 'go live' on the Council's website at the end of June 2018.

A means of identifying the physical location of each plot is essential. This will be done by way of using small numbered discs which will be appropriately placed on the concrete berm adjacent to each plot. The numbered discs and the associated numbering system will correspond with Council’s records.

New signage showing maps of the burial areas will be installed within each cemetery.

Council's aim is to provide accurate information, making it easier for people to locate the grave site of their loved ones and family members. Work is expected to be gradually completed in all five cemeteries over the next few months.