Accessing burial records of those resting in Winnipeg cemeteries is being made easier through a new app.
The City of Winnipeg is now using the iCemetery app as an easy search tool for burial records at Transcona Cemetery. Data from St. Vital Cemetery will be available later this summer, with data availability for the Brookside Cemetery scheduled for a later date.
“We are excited to provide iCemetery as an additional resource to visitors and clients, offering an easy and accessible way to do a burial search at our municipal cemeteries,” said Jane Saxby, cemeteries administrator.
“While we are beginning with the Transcona Cemetery, we look forward to continuing to add to our database and expanding this service for all of our municipal cemeteries in the City. New users are strongly encouraged to give us their feedback to help improve the app and ensure its accuracy.”
Family or other users of the app can report any issues, including errors or omissions in information, to the Cemeteries Branch by filling out an online form.
The app is being used by municipalities across Canada and is free for public use from the App Store and Google Play. Records are also still accessible by visiting Winnipeg.ca/cemeteries.