Pictures of Gravestones
The gravestone collection is part of the download library and provides very important information to those of us doing family research. We have over 70,000 gravestones on the web – our aim is 100,000 pictures by the end of 2008.
The pictures have all been donated, by eGGSA members and non-members alike. The size of individual contributions varies from single photographs arriving via e-mail to thousands on CD. Once the photos are uploaded to the web a group of volunteers goes to work reading the inscriptions and giving an appropriate caption to each picture.
Finding a grave on our webpage is easy:
Go to the province and look for the town or farm
or simply use the Search Engine
Further contributions for the collection are most welcome.
Please contact Alta
Griffiths at email@example.com, if you are able to
eGGSA Cemetery Project Co-Ordinator
We now have photographs from too many cemeteries to be able to list them here but you will find them arranged under each South African province and then by town, so they are not difficult to locate. There is, additionally, a search facility enabling you to look for all gravestones of a particular surname.
Try it out here:
eGGSA Gravestone Project
In addition, Marielle Ford, who has selected photographs from the following cemeteries, has kindly offered to send photographs by email on request. The photographs, except where otherwise indicated, have been taken by her. Please contact her directly on
Grahamstown Botanical Gardens
Grahamstown Old Cemetery
Grahamstown Waainek Cemetery
Bathurst Methodist Church
Bathurst St John's Anglican Church
Port Alfred Settler Cemetery
Shaw Park Cemetery
Kariega Baptist Church
Manley Flats Church
Rokeby Park Church
Clumber Methodist Church - taken by Anne HULLEY
Empangeni Cemetery Wall of Rememberance
Kalk Bay Holy Trinity Anglican Church