Monday, September 24, 2012

Everafter website

Today I have spent some time on the website Everafter. The following is taken from their website.

A graveyard is one of the most accessible sources for studying a community’s history. Each one is unique and has its own collection of headstones, many of which will, unfortunately, deteriorate through neglect, weather or vandalism; some eventually becoming completely illegible. 

everafter has modernised the way the deaths of our loved ones are recorded.  We provide Parishes and Councils with a complete set of up-to-date graveyard records and an online Graveyard Management System to record future burials.   

The everafter team recognise the importance of preserving the information held by graveyards and we are committed to delivering a unique, high quality service which will guarantee that an accurate record of the deceased exists everafter.


Many of the cemeteries that have been recorded are from the Magherafelt area of County Derry. There is a flickr site and youtube channel where interested people can upload photographs or videos.  The page for each cemetery has a short history of the parish, an interactive graveyard map, historical documents for the graveyard and persons of interest buried there.

My great great great great grandparents Andrew and Rosie Lagan can be found there. If I wish I can have flowers (either fresh or silk) placed on the grave for £25.

Erected by Patrick Lagan in memory of his father Andrew Lagan who died 21st May 1853, aged 95 years. Also his mother Rosie Lagan, alias McElwee who died 8th October, 1830 aged 52 years.
Also his brother Dominick died 3rd April 1855, aged ?? and also his brother John? who died 18?
The above image is not taken from the website. It was taken by me in 2010 on a trip to Ireland. The Lagans are buried at St John's Roman Catholic Church Graveyard in Swatragh.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sharon. I've never heard of this before...off to have an explore.

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