See instructions below, then click a cemetery name to open that online directory/map.

On a smartphone, TOUCH AND HOLD, then tap the option to open in a new tab.

Salemsborg     Smolan

  • Getting started on a computer

    To search for a name, click the magnifying glass icon (see the black square in the picture), and type part or all of the first or last name.  For a more precise search, type the name in the format "Last, First".  To see a complete list of names, check the box by "Graves", then expand the list.

  • Searching for a name/grave

    When searching, matching names will appear as you type.  When you see the name you want, click it, or click "See all ? results" to see the complete list of matching names.

  • Finding the grave

    When you select a name, a photo of that gravestone (if available) will appear, along with the location highlighted on the map.  If you click on the photo, you can see any photos associated with this grave.  You can zoom in/out, or drag the map around to see the part of interest.  If you click the "directions" icon (see the black square in the picture), Google Maps will open with that grave marked by a red pin.

  • Google Maps / Print the map?

    In Google Maps, click the satellite image, then click the "hamburger" icon (top left of screen, black square in picture) to print the map.  In the print window, you can use the controls under the "Print" button (top right of screen) to adjust the view of the map before printing.  Or you can use a smartphone with GPS to lead you to the grave!  The rest of these instructions are centered on doing just that.

  • Saving/sending a "place"

    If you're "signed in" to Google Maps (Google/Gmail accounts are free), you can save a "place" (or several places) or send it to your smartphone.  To do this, right click on the center of the "bullseye" marked by the red pin and click "What's here?"  A small window with GPS coordinates (latitude, longitude) will appear--click on the coordinates, then click "Add a label" or "SEND TO YOUR PHONE" (use "Email to..." or "Text to..." so it's available later).  To save/send another place, go back to the cemetery map, and repeat the process.  You can print the map with these place markers, or see them in the Google Maps app on your smartphone.

  • Using the Google Maps app on a smartphone

    On a smartphone, start the Google Maps app or install it from the "app store" if needed (it's free).  If you sent a place to your phone, just click on the link in that e-mail or text.  If you've saved one or more places, tap the "hamburger icon" (three short horizontal lines in the top left of the screen) and tap "CHOOSE AN ACCOUNT" if you're not already signed in.  Then tap the hamburger icon again and tap "Your places" to choose one of the saved ("LABELED") places.

  • Viewing the map

    Tap the "layers" icon (top right of screen, highlighted in picture) to choose "Satellite" map type, then close the map type window.  Tap on the map to see the full map, and pinch/swipe to adjust the view of the map.  You can also turn your phone horizontally if you prefer that view of the map.

  • Follow the Blue Dot

    If you leave the app running (even in the background), you won't need an internet connection (Wi-Fi or cellular data) when you get to the cemetery.  When there, you'll see your current location as a blue dot that gets closer to the red pin or place marker as you get closer to that place.  To find a different grave from your smartphone, you will need an internet connection, and the rest of these instructions. 

  • Searching for a name/grave on a smartphone

    TOUCH AND HOLD the cemetery name/link at the top of this page, then choose "Open in New Tab" (iPhone) or "Open in a new tab" (Android) to open it in "Google My Maps".  If the map opens in the Google Maps app instead, you won't be able to search for a name/grave.  When you see the map, tap on the cemetery name at the bottom of the screen (highlighted in the picture). If you don't see the cemetery name, you may need to swipe up.

  • Finding the grave

    Like on a computer, when you select a name you'll see a map, a photo of the gravestone (if available), and the "directions" icon.  Tap the photo to see it and other associated photos.  You can zoom and drag this tiny map, but to see a bigger map (in the Google Maps "app"), tap the "directions" icon.  If nothing seems to happen, check the other browser pages/tabs--the directions may have opened there.

  • Google Maps in a browser

    On an iPhone, Google Maps may open in a browser instead of the Google Maps app.  To open the app, touch the message highlighted in the picture.  If the app is installed and you don't see the message, try swiping down to see if the message re-appears.  If the app is not installed, get it from the app store, then close just this browser page/tab, and tap the directions icon (from the previous step) again.

  • Google Maps app

    The Google Maps app will show directions from your current location to the grave of interest.  If you're not at the cemetery, you can pinch to zoom in on the red pin, or enter a nearby starting point like "Salemsborg Lutheran" or "Smolan Cemetery" instead of "Your location" (see red box in picture).  Finally, to see the bigger map of the cemetery, go to "Viewing the map" above.