Genealogy group to put cemetery records on web

The Genealogy group usually meets on the first and third Friday of each month, 6-7 p.m., at the Barriere Library

There are a number of different web sites out there on the internet for the avid genealogist. Some with lists of family trees, others with other interesting tidbits of information. One such site is findagrave.com. This site lists cemeteries around the world, each with a list of everyone buried there. It is a ‘work in progress’, and relies on individuals updating and adding new names, both of cemeteries and of those interred. The Barriere cemetery is listed, as is the cemetery in Little Fort, and the cemetery in Darfield. The one in Louis Creek (near the old Tolko mill site) is not listed.

The site also allows anyone to add pictures of the people listed, pictures of their gravestone, and information, including obituaries, about the people.

The Barriere Genealogy group have volunteered to assist with updating the Barriere Cemetery site.  Members will be carefully tidying up the headstones and taking pictures of them to add to the findagrave web site. As there are over 250 individuals interred there, and the other nearby cemeteries as well, the group will be having a number of outings to the cemetery during the summer months. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to join them.

The Genealogy group usually meets on the first and third Friday of each month, 6-7 p.m., at the Barriere Library.