World Archives Project: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, St Peter's Cemetery Tombstones, 1857-2000

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About this project This collection contains digital images of 3,723 tombstones at St. Peter's Cemetery in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  Many tombstones have at least 2 surnames and some larger stones have several sides with names and all are photographed as separate images.

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Headstone

Headstone

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Choose the "Headstone" form type for images that contain a headstone.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Values  such as "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name field.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.The Surname may appear at a separate location from the given and middle names on the headstone and can also be the parents' surname.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Death Day

Key the day from the death date. If no day appears in the death date, leave the day field blank.Generally, if there is only one date on the headstone, it will be the death date. If there are two dates, the first is the birth date and the second is the death date.For headstones with 2 or more persons (such as a married couple), if there is only one date for one person, this will generally be the birthdate and therefore, this record would not be keyed for this collection.

Death Month

Key the month in its the three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided. If no month appears in the death date, leave the month field blank.Generally, if there is only one date on the headstone, it will be the death date. If there are two dates, the first is the birth date and the second is the death date.For headstones with 2 or more persons (such as a married couple), if there is only one date for one person, this will generally be the birthdate and therefore, this record would not be keyed for this collection.

Death Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the death year in the death date. The Year should be either two or four digits. If no year appears in the death date, leave the year field blank.Generally, if there is only one date on the headstone, it will be the death date. If there are two dates, the first is the birth date and the second is the death date.For headstones with 2 or more persons (such as a married couple), if there is only one date for one person, this will generally be the birthdate and therefore, this record would not be keyed for this collection.

Age at Death

Key the age at the time of death.  Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."

Birth Day

Key the birth day. If no day appears in the birth date, leave the day field blank.Generally, if there is only one date on the headstone, it will be the death date. If there are two dates, the first is the birth date and the second is the death date.For headstones with 2 or more persons (such as a married couple), if there is only one date for one person, this will generally be the birthdate and therefore, this record would not be keyed for this collection.

Birth Month

Key the month in its the three-letter abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided. If no month appears in the birth date, leave the month field blank.Generally, if there is only one date on the headstone, it will be the death date. If there are two dates, the first is the birth date and the second is the death date.For headstones with 2 or more persons (such as a married couple), if there is only one date for one person, this will generally be the birthdate and therefore, this record would not be keyed for this collection.

Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Generally, if there is only one date on the headstone, it will be the death date. If there are two dates, the first is the birth date and the second is the death date.For headstones with 2 or more persons (such as a married couple), if there is only one date for one person, this will generally be the birthdate and therefore, this record would not be keyed for this collection.

Gender

Key the Gender based on key words such as "daughter" or "son". Key "Male" for males and "Female" for females. If there is no indication of gender, do not key a gender.

Father Given

Key the given name of the father using the dictionary provided. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Father Surname

The Father Surname is the last name of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Father Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.The Surname may appear at a separate location from the given and middle names on the headstone and can also be the parents' surname.

Mother Given

Key the given name of the mother using the dictionary provided. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.

Mother Surname

The Mother Surname is the last name of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Mother Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.The Surname may appear at a separate location from the given and middle names on the headstone and can also be the parents' surname.


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