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Friday, November 11, 2005

British Taphophiles Gleeful

From The (London, U.K.) Sun Online, posted Oct. 11, 2005:

World Wide Dead

By SUN ONLINE REPORTER

A WEBSITE aiming to carry the inscriptions of Britain’s eight million gravestones has been launched online today.

The National Archive of Memorial Inscriptions (Naomi) could eliminate some of the legwork for those tracing their family trees.

The website is said to be the largest on the internet and already carries grave inscriptions from more than 200 cemeteries and burial grounds across the UK.

The database, at www.memorialinscriptions.org.uk, includes more than 70,000 inscriptions and around 100,000 names, dating from the 12th to the 21st century.

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