About Cemetery Census
Cemetery Census is a strictly volunteer effort to record the burials in local family, religious and municipal cemeteries. We are not associated with any government agency, religious affiliation or commercial cemetery entity. This is strictly a labor of love by the many volunteers who collect, record, photograph and make available these valuable resources.
Allen Dew is the originator and driving force behind Cemetery Census. Allen wa tasked with developing a method to display cemetery records in Orange and Durham County NC in 1995 and 1996. A few years later, Allen published these records on the Internet. The collection has grown to include every county in North Carolina and several counties in other states.
Plans and capabilities have been put into place to expand the collection to other counties and states in the surrounding area. Partnerships have been established with Historical Associations and Genealogical Societies to import and display their cemetery information.
Check back often to see what has been added.