Digitisation of Burial Records and Online Search of Burial Records


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West Bengal, INDIA
IN India

In development

About the project Edit

This is a project of digitisation and computerization of burial records of different cemeteries in West Bengal, India, dating back to the 1700s and encompasses data of historical and genealogical importance. One can search for graves through different options like first / last name, plot no, grave locations etc and also through grave numbers.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Apparently Kolkata may be the first city to have online access to burial records since the conceptualization of the project in Feb 2002.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

A very useful purpose of this exercise is to enable users around the globe to search and find access of graves of their ancestors at the click of the mouse and enable them to locate the graves and offer tributes to their ancestors. The project also serves as a very useful medium of preservation of data from physical records into electronic form

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Winner 2011 category Culture & Heritage, Manthan Award 2011 Digital Inclusion for Development , South Asia
The Jury noted that the project has received wide coverage in almost all leading dailies, including Reuters, Tibetan news and Iran Daily News and also reported in leading magazines, Economic Times and the electronic media. It was further noted that the project has also found mention in the British publications of British Association of Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA) and the family history journal. The Jury also noted in appreciation the opinion of Dr Jones of BACSA “the project is an extremely useful resource for family historians and genealogists all over the world.” The Jury inferred that this unique web-based project has a great cultural heritage value and stands distinguished

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

This project is started by COMPUTAX CONSULTANTS to help Genealogists, researchers and common people searching for their ancestors buried in the city of Kolkata, former Colonial Capital of England. Also inheritors of ancestral people of historical importance and relevance are using the site.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

The commercial model of the project is the e commerce gateway being provided in the site and through which users will have to pay for getting the services and their utilities.

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