This page was updated on 16th September 2013.
The following Archives provide examples for the four Archive Types available within the CMIAR system.
These Exemplar Archives may also be of value to family historians searching for particular names. Clicking on an Archive Number below will display a Summary Page.
CLAN - The most popular Type of Archive and the principal purpose for the CMIAR software. The word Clan is more commonly used is Scotland and Ireland than in England. It refers to the family name. Once a name is registered it is up to the Editor which memorials are included. An Editor may register their Clan as their paternal name then find they become more interested in maternal ancestors. This is quite common but there is no need to change the Clan name.
CHURCH - If every Church could be persuaded to create an Archive of all their memorials to the standard of a CMIAR Archive, the world of family history would have an exceptional resource. This is optimistic but at least a few Church communities are making an attempt.
CEMETERY - Same comments as for Churches. Cemetery administrators can use CMIAR as their database. Although focused on information of value to family historians there are several fields which can be used to hold important data on Block, Row, Plot etc, grave depths and space available. Built-in mapping functions together with a digitised local plan will make locational tasks much easier.
CIVIC - It is astonishing how many memorials have been erected in urban areas. However, many local authorities have no record of them. In some cases local Civic societies have made lists, although the location information available to visitors is not as comprehensive as that available with a CMIAR Civic Archive, hence many hours may still be needed to track down a particular memorial.