My name is John Tierney and I am a field archaeologist with Eachtra Archaeological Projects. We are a high-tech archaeology partnership dealing with Geographical Information Systems and digital archaeology. We have been involved in conventional historic graveyard surveys for the last 14 years but three years ago we changed our approach to graveyard survey by developing an online publication system which has grown since then into a digital toolset for community engagement and diaspora connections.
The distribution map of the graveyards surveyed in association with community groups, Leader organisations and Local authorities.
We have written an android app which queries the Online dataset
You can search by location or do keyword or name searches. The Grave finder will find grave memorial records but also the multimedia content attached to graveyards and grave memorials...
Secad Historic Graves & Ring of Cork
The HISTORIC GRAVESPROJECTWWW.HISTORICGRAVES.IEA COMMUNITYGENEALOGICAL TOURISMCOLLABORATION John TierneyTwitter@historicgravesFacebookHistoric Graves
27Conclusions• People engage with– Puzzles– Work– Stories– What started as an archaeological project hasbecome multidisciplinary -because historicgraveyard recording is not about stones- it isabout people in place through time- Kith &Kin.27