FAQ's

1. General

  • Who is HonourThem?

    HonourThem™ is an online platform enabling people to create Tribute Pages for their departed Loved Ones. These online memorial pages provide a unique and respectful way for relatives, family and friends to pay tribute, remember and honour Loved Ones who have passed away.

     

  • What does HonourThem do?

    The HonourThem Tributes Page is a online memorial page where photos, videos and messages can be stored and shared. You can set up a perpetual memorial page and the Tribute Pages can be shared to Facebook. Our online Tributes Page is global and you can remember a Loved One from anywhere around the world.

    HonourThem has created both a Cemetery Directory and a Headstone Directory to assist our community.

     

  • How do I register an account with HonourThem?

    To register on HonourThem for the first time, please select “Login/Register”, then select “Register” and complete the “Your Details” screen.

    You will need to Register with HonourThem before creating a Loved One’s Tributes Page, viewing of a Tributes Page or posting a comment to a Tributes Page.

    You will also need to Register if you are a Remembrance Enthusiast and wish to contribute to our Headstone Directory. Headstones are indexed via our Tribute Pages.

    Under “My Account” you can add your own profile photo.

    If you have any questions please contact us.

     

  • Once I have set up an account with HonourThem, how do I login the next time?

    To login simply click “Login/Register” at the top right hand side of the HonourThem home page. This will direct you to the Login screen where you place in your provided email and password.

  • What are the hours of HonourThem?

    Our support office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm (New Zealand time).

    Chat with Us:
    New Zealand Toll Free 0800 TRIBUTES (0800 874 288)
    Or send us a text message on +64 27 289 2260

    Email Us:
    If you have any questions please contact us.

     

  • How do I update “My Account” with my photo or name?

    Start by going to “Login”, which is the top right hand on the home page. Then go to “My Account” (next to Login/Register), then to “My Profile”. Here you can update your details and this will cover across all your Tribute Pages.

  • HonourThem is launching in Beta Phase. What does this mean?

    HonourThem is new and we are here to help you remember your Loved One’s.

    We have launched in Beta Phase and would appreciate all feedback.  Beta is a trial phase to test the website for unexpected issues.

    How can we make HonourThem better?

    Please contact us if you have ideas or feedback for us.

  • I want to Opt-out of receiving emails from HonourThem. What do I do?

    If you wish to Opt-out of receiving emails from the HonourThem please contact us  and we will action immediately.

    You may also receive a customised email from an Administrator of a Tributes Page. This email links you to a specific Loved One’s Tributes Page for you to view or contribute to. Within the content of this email, there is also the ability to opt-out of receiving future emails.

     

  • What browser should I use for the HonourThem website?

    Please use Google Chrome to access the HonourThem website.

2. Tribute Pages

  • What is a Tributes Page?

    A Tributes Page or memorial page,  provides a unique and respectful ways for relatives, family and friends to pay tribute, remember and honour Loved Ones who have passed away. Our Tribute Pages are open and visible to the public.

    Our website allows you to load photos, videos and comments to your Loved One’s Tributes Page, including your Loved One’s profile photo.  Friends and family can provide their stories, memories, photos and videos as well. These memories will be viewable online and can be shared on Facebook.

    There is no cost to set up a Tributes Page with HonourThem.

    If you have plot location details and GPS co-ordinates and would like these recorded on the Tributes Page, please contact us.

    If you wish to publish a death notice on HonourThem, simply ask your funeral director to do so.  Your funeral director can contact us on hello@honourthem.co.nz 

     

  • There is already a Tributes Page of my Loved One. Why? What do I do?

    There are generally two reasons why you will find a Tributes Page already created for your Loved One:

    1.  Another person has already created a Tributes Page for this same Loved One.  You can create your own Tributes Page for the same Loved One, or contribute to the Tributes Page already set up.  You will need to be a Registered person to the HonourThem website to post any comments.

    2.  A Remembrance Enthusiast may have created a Tributes Page to record the headstone to our Headstone Directory.  We will copy headstone images and plot location details to your Loved One’s Tributes Pages if requested by you.   Please contact us.

     

  • I have created a Tributes Page for my Loved One & want to add plot location details, cemetery & headstone photos.

    If you have any of the following details

    – cemetery name
    – cemetery photo
    – headstone photo
    – plot location details (area, block, row, plot number)
    – GPS co-ordinates

    and wish for them to be added to your Loved One’s Tributes Page, please contact us on hello@honourthem.co.nz

  • How do we invite family and friends to view and or contribute to a Loved One’s Tributes Page?

    All Tribute Pages are open and can be viewed online. Once logged in or registered in the first instance, friends and family can simply type in your Loved One’s name into the “Search” bar and be directed to the Tributes Page. They can then contribute photos/videos and post memories.

    Or you can email people the link to the Tributes Page of your Loved One. To email the link, go to “My Account”, “Email to friend” and the customised email will be sent to the you, as the Tributes Page Administrator, to forward onto friends.

    The Loved One’s Tributes Page can also be shared on Facebook.

  • Can I create a Tributes Page for a deceased Loved One from anywhere around the world?

    Our Tribute Pages are global and can be created for any deceased Loved One from around the world.

    If you wish to create a Tributes Page for your Loved One, then go to “Create a Tributes Page” button.  You will be directed to the “Find Their Final Resting Place” page, where you can select either your Loved One’s Cemetery; Ashes not Interred; Cemetery not Listed or Final Resting Place not known.

    If you find that we have not yet listed your Cemetery, then please click the “Cemetery Not Listed” button and you can go to the next step to create a Tributes Page.

    Our Cemetery Directory is detailed for New Zealand.  However, we need assistance from people / Remembrance Enthusiasts to incorporate Cemeteries in other counties. Please contact us by emailing through full address details of any Cemetery that you would like added to our Cemetery Directory.

    Once you have notified us of a new cemetery, we can add this to the left hand panel of your Loved One’s Tributes Page.

     

  • What are the requirements for HonourThem?

    HonourThem require that your Tribute Pages are respectful and honest. Tribute Pages can only be used for deceased people.

    By creating a Tributes Page, you agree to abide by our Terms & Conditions of Supply and Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, specifically that:

    • – All information is true and correct and not false or defamatory.
    • – You agree to use your true name;
    • – You may not add the personal information of others without their knowledge;
    • – You are required to respect copyrights, legal rights of people and trademarks;
    • – The page will not feature any inappropriate or obscene words, photos, pictures or video content and is suitable for viewing by children.

    The Tributes Pages are not pre-screened for content.

    To ensure the integrity of the website, HonourThem reserves the right to remove any disrespectful comments, photos, videos or listings that it deems unsuitable or in breach of the terms and conditions. If you see an inappropriate comment that you would like us to review then please contact us.

    If a comment, photo or video is contested then we remove the content or take the Loved One’s Tributes Page offline until the disputed content is reviewed.

     

  • What can HonourThem use from my Tributes Page of my Loved One?

    HonourThem may use the cemetery photo that you place up on your Loved One’s Tributes Page for our Cemetery Directory.

    HonourThem may also use the headstone photo or inscription or location details that you place up on your Loved One’s Tributes Page for our Headstone Directory.

  • What if my photos and videos will not upload?

    The Tribute Pages accept comments, photos and videos.  Allowed file formats are:  jpg, jpeg, png, gif, mp4 or mp3 format. The maximum photo size is 4MB.

  • Can another person edit my Loved One’s Tributes Page?

    The Tributes Page that you have created for your Loved One can only be edited by you. HonourThem call you the “Tributes Page Administrator” of the Tributes Page.

    Once people have registered to our site and are logged in, they can place contributions to the Tributes Page and share the page to Facebook. However, they cannot delete the Tributes Page or edit other peoples comments or posts, only you as the Tributes Page Administrator can do this.

    The comments, photos or videos are not pre-screened. If you receive a comment, photo or video on your Loved One’s Tributes Page that is offensive then we will remove this immediately. Please contact us.

     

  • I’m a Funeral Director, how do I publish a Notice on HonourThem?

    Within our Tribute Pages, Funeral Directors can publish a Funeral Director’s Notice. We provide our service free to all bereaved families and Funeral Directors.

    Our Tribute Pages are open, public pages that can be shared to Facebook.

    See: Example Funeral Director’s Notice

    Step 1. Please REGISTER to the HonourThem site first, using the email of the bereaved person who wishes to be the ongoing Tributes Page Administrator and place in a password. Advise the Tributes Page Administator of the password you used (they can update within “My Account” at a later time). The Tributes Page Administrator will be able to make any future changes or edits, delete comments etc to the page.

    Step 2. Then, please go to our Tributes Page section of the HonourThem website. Then, CREATE a Tributes Page in the name of the departed Loved One.
    – Under “Share Memories Of…”, you can place the details of the bearevement and add your logo.
    – Click the camera icon and add the profile photo of the Loved One.

    Step 3. If requested you can SHARE to Facebook.

    Please send the Death Certificate to HonourThem at hello@honourthem.co.nz and call us on 0800 874 288 (New Zealand) if you have any questions.

     

  • I received an email inviting me to view a Loved One’s Tributes Page. What do I do?

    If you have received an email with “Invitation to view a Loved One’s Tributes Page – please select your Loved One’s name”, then –

    Please click the link in the email and you will be directed to the Loved One’s Tributes Page.

    To post a comment on a Loved One’s Tributes page, you will need to be Regsitered or Logged in. Therefore:

    – If you are not currently a Registered Person to the HonourThem site, then please Register, providing your name and email address.

    – If you are already a Registered Person to the HonourThem site, then please Login (using your provided email and password).

    Use the “Search” bar (top right hand corner) and type in the name of your Loved One to be directed to their Tributes Page at anytime.

     

  • How do I set my mobile phone to obtain the GPS coordinates of my Loved One’s headstone?

    If you wish to take a photo of a headstone on your mobile phone and obtain the GPS coordinates of that headstone (longitude and latitude), then you need to activate Location Services first (see steps below) and ensure that you mobile phone is not on Airplane Mode.

    Second step is to download a free App called “My GPS Coordinates” (a purple icon with a satellite).  This is to 5 metres accuracy.

    Steps to obtain GPS coordinates for your headstone:

    1. Take the photo of your headstone with your mobile phone.
    2. Next, as you are standing directly in front of the headstone, go into the “My GPS Coordinates” App and you with see the decimal GPS coordinates listed.
    3. Take a screen shot of the My GPS Coordinates.  You take a screen shot by holding down the ‘power’ button and 3 seconds later you hold down the ‘home’ key button.  The mobile phone then takes a photo (screen shot) of the My GPS Coordinates page.
    4. Go to your Photos App of your mobile phone.
    5. First photo is of the headstone, second photo is of the GPS Coordinates etc.

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    To Activate Location Services on your iPhone:

    1. From the Home screen of your iPhone, tap on Settings.
    2. On the Settings screen, tap on Privacy.
    3. On the Privacy Screen, tap on Location services option.
    4. On the Location Services Screen, make sure that Location Services option is set to ON Position
    5. On the same screen, scroll down and tap on Camera and then tick “While Using the App”.

    To Activate Location Services on your Android Phone:

    1. From the Home screen of your Android Phone, tap on Apps.
    2. On the Apps screen, tap on Camera
    3. On the Camera screen, tap on Permissions
    4. On the Permissions screen, tap on Location
    5. On the Location screen, turn on

     

  • I receive notifications when a person contributes to the comments field of my Loved One’s Tributes Page? How do I disable the notifications?

    If you are the Tributes Page Administrator of your Loved One’s Tributes Page and you are currently not logged into the HonourThem site, you will receive email notifications when anyone else contributes to this page. 

    If you are logged in to the HonourThem site and a comment is posted, you will not be sent an email notification.

    If you wish to disable the notifications that you receive, then please contact us and we will action immediately.

     

  • I see that HonourThem has the Cemetery photo and Headstone photo of my Loved One? Can I place these on my Loved One’s Tributes Page?

    In some cases HonourThem may already have a photo of the cemetery that your Loved One is resting in. Refer to FAQ “How do I find a cemetery in your Cemetery Directory?”

    We may also have an image of your Loved One’s headstone. Please go to the “Search” bar, type in the name of your Loved One. If a Tributes Page presents (often from a Remembrance Enthusiast who records headstone for our Headstone Directory), then please contact us and we can place a photo of the cemetery or Headstone onto your Tributes Page.

  • Can I share my Loved One’s Tributes Page to Facebook? How do I do this?

    Within the Tributes Page and on the left hand panel is a button to click, called “Share Tribute on Facebook”.

    Once you click through, you will be presented with a Facebook screen called “Post to Facebook”. Next to your name and photo are greyed out words that read “Say something about this”. This is where you can place a public message for all of your Facebook friends to view. Then, click “Post to Facebook” button.

     

3. Sympathy Flowers & Gifts

  • How can I pay for the services of HonourThem?

    We accept Visa and Mastercard for payment.

    We do not hold the cards on file and the HonourThem team cannot access your card details.

     

  • How can I view my order?

    You can view your order by first going to the “Login/Register” button (top right hand side of the home page). Once you have logged in, go to “My Account” (also, top right hand side of the home page), then to “Purchase History”, then to “Orders”. If you have any questions, then please contact us.

     

  • What are HonourThem’s Cancellation/Refunds policies?

    Sorry, once an order has been processed, we are unable to offer a refund. We will do our best to accommodate your requests if you need to change the date.

     

  • Can I buy Sympathy Flowers & Gifts across the phone?

    You can order Sympathy Flowers & Giftboxes online or over the phone. A requirement of calling us is that you need to have a valid credit card, along with access to a valid email address. This is in order for HonourThem to communicate with you on all matters relating to your order. We will email you a confirmation of your order.

    Please read our Terms & Conditions of Supply and Website Terms of Use and
    Privacy Policy; as they constitute our agreement with you.

     

  • What happens if the Sympathy Flowers don’t quite look the same as the photos?

    We work with local florists and offer beautiful fresh seasonal flowers. The florist chooses the best flowers for us on each occasion. Sometimes they may look different but be assured they are to the same value. No vases are required as Sympathy Flowers are set into containers.

  • What are the delivery areas for Sympathy Flowers & Gifts?

    We delivery fresh Sympathy Flowers & Giftboxes Monday – Friday. The week-day delivery costs is $12. Costs include 15% New Zealand tax (GST).

    If you would like the flowers delivered on the same day, then the order will need to be placed before 10am. Any orders placed during a Saturday/Sunday or Public Holidays will be delivered on the next business day.

    HonourThem delivers to Auckland city and suburbs (exlcudes Rural Deliveries).

    The delivery areas are the following:

    Auckland Airport, Albany, Alfriston, Auckland City, Avondale, Bay View, Bayswater, Beach Haven, Beachlands, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Blockhouse Bay, Botany Downs, Browns Bay, Bucklands Beach, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Clover Park, Cockle Bay, Conifer Grove, Devonport, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Fairview, Farm Cove, Favona, Flat Bush, Forest Hill, Glendowie, Glen Eden, Glendene, Glenfield, Glenn Innes, Goodwood Heights, Green Bay, Half Moon Bay, Highbrook, Highland Park, Hillcrest, Hillsborough, Howick, Kelston, Kohimarama, Long Bay, Lynfield, Mairangi Bay, Manukau City, Mangere, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Manurewa, Manurewa East, Mellons Bay, Middlemore, Milford, Mission Bay, Mount Roskill, Mount Eden, Mount Albert, Murrays Bay, Narrow Neck, New Lynn, New Windsor, Northcote, Northcote Point, Northcross, Opaheke, Oratia, Otahuhu, Otara, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights , Panmure, Papatoetoe, Papatoetoe West, Pinehill, Point England, Randwick Park, Ranui, Red Hill, Rosehill, Rothesay Bay, Royal Heights, Saint Heliers, Stanley Point, Sunny Hills, Sunnynook, Sunnyvale, Takanini, Takapuna, Tamaki, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Atatu South, The Gardens, Three Kings, Titirangi, Torbay, Totara Heights, Totara Vale, Waiake, Wairau Valley, Waitakere, Wiri.

    If the receiver of the flowers or gift boxes are not at home:
    1. The courier will leave the flowers or giftboxes at the residence if there is a place that is safe.
    or,
    2. If the courier is unable to leave the flowers or giftboxes then they call us we assess next steps.

  • I’m not sure if the address is in a rural area? What do I do?

    t/The key to working out if the recipients address is rural delivery is that within the address itslef. If there is “RD” in the address line, then it is rurual delivery. At this stage we only deliver to Auckland city and suburbs.

     

  • What happens if the Sympathy Giftbox doesn’t quite look like the photo?

    Our Sympathy Giftboxes are designed to be practical, useful and supportive to a beareaving person. If an item is unavailable for us to include in the Sympathy Giftbox, then we commit to providing another product that is similar and to the same or higher value.

4. Headstone Services - Headstone Cleaning & Gravesite Flowers

  • What if I want to send Memorial Gifts to the Headstone?

    This service will be coming soon.

  • What if I want to order Headstone Cleaning for a Loved One’s headstone?

    This service will be coming soon.

  • What if I want to order flowers for Gravesite Flower Delivery?

    This service will be coming soon.

5. Directories - Cemetery Directory & Headstone Directory

  • What if I cannot find a headstone in a cemetery?

    If you cannot find a headstone of your Loved One, there may be no physical headstone on the grave location. For instance:

    • – The family may have decided not to place a headstone on the gravesite
    • – The grave may be a common (poor persons) grave
    • – The headstone may have been removed for safety reasons by the local council
    • – There may have been no immediate family to arrange a headstone.

     

  • What is a Cemetery Directory?

    Our Cemetery Directory started in New Zealand. We need your help to add Cemeteries that are in other parts of the world.

    Our Cemetery Directory includes the formal name of the Cemetery, including any local name for the Cemetery, along with the street address, suburb, region/county/province/state, post-code and Country.

    Please contact us on hello@honourthem.co.nz as we would like to find, document and list as many Cemeteries globally as we can.  You can download our Cemetery Directory Submission Form to assist you.

    HonourThem makes every endeavour to ensure the information in the Cemetery Directory is correct, but accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. Our aim is to have correct information in the Directory. If there is any information that you think is incorrect, then please send us the correct information with supporting verification.

     

  • Why can’t I find the Cemetery I’m looking for?

    If you cannot find the Cemetery address in our Directory, it is more than likely still to be entered into our Cemetery Directory. We have a full list of Cemeteries in New Zealand, however, we need your help to build a list of Cemeteries from around the world.

    If you would like to suggest a Cemetery to be added to our Directory or the address is incorrect, then please contact us on hello@honourthem.co.nz and we will update our records.

    For our Cemetery Directory, we are seeking details of any cemeteries that we do not have listed, including:

    • – Formal names of the cemetery
    • – Any alternative local name for the cemetery
    • – Any high-resolution “landscape” photos (preferably with one landscape photo with the sign of the cemetery and surrounds)
    • – Street address, suburb, city, post-code, region and country.

     

  • Can I contact you if I have some useful records to contribute to HonourThem’s Cemetery Directory?

    If you are a Remembrance Enthusiast, Council, a Funeral Director, a Newspaper, Church, Religious Group, Government Department, Association, Private Cemetery Owner, Cemetery Management Company, Maori Urupa or a Genealogist (professional or enthusiast) and wish to contribute, we would love to hear from you to place records on our website.

    For our Cemetery Directory, we are seeking details of any cemeteries that we do not have listed, including:

    • – Formal names of the cemetery
    • – Any alternative local name for the cemetery
    • – Any high-resolution “landscape” photos (preferably with one landscape photo with the sign of the cemetery and surrounds)
    • – Street address, suburb, city, post-code, region and country.

    If required, you can download our Cemetery Directory Submission Form  here to assist you.

    All details and photos will be provided on a volunteer basis. We ask that each Remembrance Enthusiast visits the physical cemetery grounds to collect the photos provided to HonourThem™. Please read our Terms & Conditions of Supply and Website Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy as they constitute our agreement with you in regards to submitting photos and details that you have collected for our use. HonourThem™ has copy-right over the information on our website.

     

  • What is HonourThem’s Headstone Directory?

    HonourThem’s Headstone Directory (can also be known as a grave index) is an record/index of headstone details.  We document the physical monument (plaque, headstone, gravesite etc) of your Loved One.  Here we take photographs of the headstone, transcribe the inscriptions on the headstone; document the plot location details such as the areas, block, row, plot number details.  We also document the GPS coordinates.

    Each headstone record is documented within our Tributes Page section.  

    Click here to see a Example Headstone Record Tributes Page.

    A Tributes Page is created for each headstone record and this includes:

    • – Name on the deceased Loved One
    • – Photo of the headstone
    • – Plot location details
    • – GPS coordinates
    • – Cemetery details (photo and name)
    • – Transcriptions of the headstone.

    For our Headstone Directory, we are seeking records of any headstones that we do not have documented.

    Full information is in our Remembrance Enthusiasts section of our FAQs.

     

  • How do I set my mobile phone to obtain the GPS coordinates of my Loved One’s headstone?

    If you wish to take a photo of a headstone on your mobile phone and obtain the GPS coordinates of that headstone (longitude and latitude), then you need to activate Location Services first (see steps below) and ensure that you mobile phone is not on Airplane Mode.

    Second step is to download a free App called “My GPS Coordinates” (a purple icon with a satellite).  This is to 5 metres accuracy.

    Steps to obtain GPS coordinates for your headstone:

    1. Take the photo of your headstone with your mobile phone.
    2. Next, as you are standing directly in front of the headstone, go into the “My GPS Coordinates” App and you with see the decimal GPS coordinates listed.
    3. Take a screen shot of the My GPS Coordinates.  You take a screen shot by holding down the ‘power’ button and 3 seconds later you hold down the ‘home’ key button.  The mobile phone then takes a photo (screen shot) of the My GPS Coordinates page.
    4. Go to your Photos App of your mobile phone.
    5. First photo is of the headstone, second photo is of the GPS Coordinates etc.

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    To Activate Location Services on your iPhone:

    1. From the Home screen of your iPhone, tap on Settings.
    2. On the Settings screen, tap on Privacy.
    3. On the Privacy Screen, tap on Location services option.
    4. On the Location Services Screen, make sure that Location Services option is set to ON Position
    5. On the same screen, scroll down and tap on Camera and then tick “While Using the App”.

    To Activate Location Services on your Android Phone:

    1. From the Home screen of your Android Phone, tap on Apps.
    2. On the Apps screen, tap on Camera
    3. On the Camera screen, tap on Permissions
    4. On the Permissions screen, tap on Location
    5. On the Location screen, turn on

     

  • How do I find a cemetery in your Cemetery Directory?

    Our Cemetery Directory can be found by following these steps:

    1. 1. Go to the top tab on the website called, “Services”.
    2. 2. This will list option, select “Tributes Page”
    3. 3. Select “Create a Tributes Page”
    4. 4. Presented with “Do you know the Final Resting Place of your Loved One?”
    5. 5. Once your have selected your country, a new search bar will present,  “enter in your city / town”
    6. 6. Select “Find Cemetery”

    A list of cemeteries will present.

     

6. Remembrance Enthusiasts - Cemetery Directory & Headstone Directory

  • I’m a Remembrance Enthusiast, how can I contribute to your CEMETERY DIRECTORY?

    HonourThem welcomes all global contributions to its Cemetery Directory.

    For our Cemetery Directory, we are seeking details of any cemeteries that we do not have listed, including:

    • – Formal names of the cemetery
    • – Any alternative local name for the cemetery
    • – Any high-resolution “landscape” photos (preferably with one landscape photo with the sign of the cemetery and surrounds)
    • – Street address, suburb, city, post-code, region and country.

    Please contact us on hello@honourthem.co.nz with the photo and as many details that you have.  We will upload to our Cemetery Directory for all people to view.

    If required and to assist you, here is an excel spreadsheet template of our Cemetery Directory.

    All details and photos will be provided on a volunteer basis.  Each Remembrance Enthusiast is required to visit the physical cemetery grounds to collect the photos that are provided to HonourThem™. Please read our Terms & Conditions of Supply and Website Terms of Use and
    Privacy Policy;, as they constitutes our agreement with you in regards to submitting photos and details that you have collected for our use.  HonourThem™ has copy-right over the information on our website.

     

  • I’m a Remembrance Enthusiast, how can I record & upload headstone photos & information to your HEADSTONE DIRECTORY?

    Our Headstone Directory is held within the Tribute Pages.

    Click here to see a visual Example of a Headstone Record within a Tributes Page.

    To contribute to our Headstone Directory, please follow the following steps:

    1. 1. One-off, Register your details on the HonourThem website (or login if you are already registered)
    2. 2. Activate the GPS facility in your smart phone (See FAQ “How do I set my mobile phone to obtain the GPS coordinates of My Loved One’s headstone”)
    3. 3. Take a photo of the Headstone.  All photos should show the details on the headstone clearly. With the headstone filling the photo, clear to read, no shadows and is taken ‘straight on’.
    4. 4. Ensure your photos are saved to your device (or cloud storage)
    5. 5. Go to “Create a Tributes Page”. One Tributes Page per deceased Loved One. Next steps include “Do you know the Final Resting Place of your Loved One”. Find and select the cemetery you are documenting, then add “Loved Ones Information”. This is where you place the first and last name of the deceased Loved One (as written on the headstone) as a minimum. At this time, you can also add the birth date and passed away date.
    6. 6. Within the newly created Tributes Page, go to Profile Photo icon. This icon looks like a camera and is to the right side of the round photo frame (top left hand side of the Loved One’s Tributes Page).
    7. 7. Click this camera icon, and select the photo of the headstone you wish to record.
    8. Additional Steps:
    9. 8. Transcribe the inscription of the headstone to the “Share memories” box on the Tributes Page.
    10. 9. Go to the “Edit Loved One’s Details” button and load in the additional details from the photo eg: Date of Birth, Anniversary of Passing, Also Known As, Plot Location Details (area, Block, Row, Plot Number, GPS Longitude/Latitude).
    11. 10. Once you have loaded the information, please contact hello@honourthem.co.nz with the name of the Tributes Page and we will add the additional information to the front left panel of the Tributes Page.

    Most Remembrance Enthusiasts take the photos (headstone and/or GPS coordinates) while in the cemetery and create the Tributes Page & complete the remaining information thereafter.

    Alternatively, please download our Headstone Directory Submission Form, then complete/add the photos and send back to us on hello@honourthem.co.nz

    All details and photos will be provided on a volunteer basis.  If you provide HonourThem™ with photos and plot location details, we require each Remembrance Enthusiast to visit the physical cemetery grounds in person.  Please read our Terms & Conditions of Supply and Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as they constitutes our agreement with you in regards to submitting photos and details that you have collected for our use. HonourThem™ has copy-right over the information on our website.

     

  • Where will I find all my contributions to the HonourThem Headstone Directory?

    “My Account” is where you will find a full list of all the Tribute Pages that you create and load headstone images to.  You are the “Tributes Page Administrator” of these Tribute Pages.

     

  • As a Remembrance Enthusiast, what do I do if there is already a Tributes Page created?

    If there is already a Tributes Page created for a Loved One, then you can simply create a new Tributes Page for the Loved One with the purpose of documenting the headstone to the Headstone Directory.

     

  • I’m a Remembrance Enthusiast & I want to upload the headstone photo to the Tributes Page. How do I do this?

    All photos should show the details on the headstone clearly.  Please ensure that the headstone fills the photo and is clear with no shadows and is taken ‘straight on’.

    There are two places to upload a headstone image to a Tributes Page.  The headstone images are added as the profile photo to the Tributes Page.

    1. Add a headstone image – The round profile photo (top left hand side of the Tributes Page).  Here there is a camera icon and this will direct you to the upload photo screen.
    OR
    2. Add a headstone image – Click the “Edit Loved One’s Details” and this takes you to the back page of the Tributes Page where there is “Update Loved One’s front page Profile Photo”.

    Generally, headstone photographs are taken with a smartphone, with the ability to provide a GPS location of the headstone (See FAQ “How do I set my mobile phone to obtain the GPS coordinates of my Loved One’s headstone?”).  Please list the longitude and latitude (GPS coordinates) at the back of the Tributes Page under “Plot Location” (access via “Edit Loved One’s Details”).

    Then, please contact us so that we can capture the plot location information and add to the left hand panel at the front of the Tributes Page.

    If you wish, you can transcribe the headstone and place the inscription details in the “Share Memories” box within the Tributes Page.

    See an Example Headstone Record indexed to a Tributes Page

     

  • As well as a Headstone Image, I also want to also add Plot Location Details to the front panel of the Tributes Page. How do I do this?

    On the front of the Tributes Page, select the “Edit Loved One’s Details” button.  You will be directed to the back page of the Tributes Page.  Update all the plot location details, GPS coordinates to the “Plot Location” box.

    Second step is that HonourThem will move these to the front panel of the Tributes Page.  Please contact us so that we know to do this for you.

     

  • As a Remembrance Enthusiast, will I always be the “Tributes Page Administrator” of a Tributes Page with the headstones I record?

    As a Remembrance Enthusiast, you will always be the “Tributes Page Administrator” to the Tribute Pages you create.

    If you have indexed a headstone to our Headstone Directory and then a family or friend of the Loved One wishes to create their own Tributes Page, then we will copy headstone images and plot location details to other Loved One’s Tributes Pages if requested to.

     

  • What do I do if I have the headstone images and want to send these directly to HonourThem?

    If you have visited a cemetery and have taken photos of headstones and you wish to send directly to HonourThem to upload, then complete the HonourThem template designed for adding records to our Headstone Directory. Please click here to download   Please complete the spreadsheet with all details from the headstone.  Then, please send back to HonourThem on hello@honourthem.co.nz with the headstone photos.  HonourThem will create the Tribute Pages and by doing this, HonourThem will become the “Tributes Page Administrator” of the Tribute Pages.

    Please contact us if you have any questions.

     

  • What happens if there is more that one person recorded on the headstone?

    If there is more than one person recorded on the headstone, then please treat these deceased people as separate records (ie: create seperate Tribute Pages).
    For example: If there are three people on the one headstone then create three Tribute Pages ie: one for each person.  You can use the same photograph for each profile photo.  Ideally, please document within the Tributes Page that the deceased person is also resting with others and name them.

     

7. Glossary

  • Interment

    An interment is when a person is buried or their ashes are placed in a cemetery.

  • Cemetery Monument

    A cemetery monument is an object erected in a cemetery in memory of a deceased person. This could be a headstone, an angel, a tomb or similar structure.

  • Headstone

    A headstone is an inscribed stone or monument usually set at the head of the grave. Headstone sizes vary from region to region.

    At HonourThem we classify a single headstone as being no more than 60cm high x 45cm width. A large headstone size is anything larger than the single headstone measurements. For example a large headstone includes double headstones in a lawn cemetery or headstones with concrete gravesites.

     

  • Plaque

    A plaque is a plate bearing an inscription and often cast in bronze.

  • Gravesite

    A gravesite is a space within a cemetery for a burial, and usually marked by a headstone. In previous years, a full border of stone or concrete often surrounded the grave. In more recent times, a headstone marks the head of the gravesite, with the remainder of the gravesite in lawn.

  • Inscription

    An inscription is the writing or dedication recorded on a headstone. An inscription usually includes the full name of the Loved One, date of birth; date of death and age at death, next of kin and some form of appropriate verse.

  • Death Notice/Funeral Notice/Funeral Director’s Notice

    A Death Notice (or Funeral Notice) is usually published following the death of a person and provides details of family, along with information of the funeral or memorial service. A Death Certificate is the formal document produced by the Government Registrar.

  • Obituary

    Traditionally, an Obituary was published following the passing of a person, noting their background and achievements.

    In more current times, an Obituary is the same as a Death Notice/Funeral Notice and is a news article that reports the recent death of a person, typically along with an account of the person’s life and information about the upcoming funeral.

  • Family Notice/Acknowledgement Notice

    A family notice (acknowledgement notice) is usually published after a funeral or memorial service to thank all those who supported family in their time of need.

  • In Memoriam Notice / Anniversary Notice

    In Memoriam notices (anniversary notices) are usually published on the anniversary of a Loved Ones passing.

  • Tributes Page/Online Memorial Page

    A Tributes Page is an memorial page providing a unique and respectful ways for relatives, family and friends to pay tribute, remember and honour Loved Ones who have passed away.

    You are welcome to use the Tributes Page for a Death Notice (these can only be published by the Funeral Director), Obituary, Family Notice/Anniversary Notice or In Memorial postings.

     

  • Cemetery Directory

    Our Cemetery Directory is the physical street address, town/city, region/country/province/state and country of a list of cemeteries.

  • Remembrance Enthusiast

    A Remembrance Enthusiast is a volunteer who uploads digital images and details from headstones and adds to the HonourThem Headstone Directory.  The records of the headstones are submitted on the HonourThem website as a Tributes Page (individual online memorial pages).  Primarily, headstone photographs are taken with a smartphone that provides a GPS location of the headstone.

    The Remembrance Enthusiast can be the Tributes Page Administrator to thousands of Tribute Pages.

    Remembrance Enthusiasts are deeply committed to the history of cemeteries and want to record this information to assist people researching their deceased Loved Ones.

     

  • Headstone Directory

    A Headstone Directory is an index of headstone details, being – image, inscription, plot location details and GPS coordinates.

    HonourThem index the Headstone Directory records within our Tribute Pages.