About

So I woke up from my nap one day…

In the Fall of 2011 I was approached to write a cemetery management WordPress plugin for the Jeffrey Cemetery Association, based on my work on They had seen my work on Rootspersona, a WordPress plugin for genealogist. It was easy to see that there was a need out there for affordable Cemetery Management software for small historical cemeteries.

Working closely with the web master, Gregg Sterner, requirements were hashed out, prototypes were created, and Cemeteriat was born. The Premier Cemetery Management software for WordPress continues to evolve based on continued customer input.

About the Developer

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My name is Ed Thompson, and I have been developing software for over 25 years.

I have been doing genealogy since 1995, and was able to bring these two passions together in 2009 when I developed RootsPersona, a WordPress plugin for displaying a Family Tree on a WordPress website.  Someone saw my work, and thought Cemeteriat would be the perfect addition to my portfolio.  (OK, they wanted something fast and cheap and thought I might be able to pull it off.)

I have two grown boys and live with my wife of 25 years in Matthews, NC. I like movies, I LOVE reading, and when I DO get away from the computer I like to visit family.

Evidentia Software

Evidentia Software was established in 2012 with our flagship product, Evidentia, evidence management software for genealogists. We brought Rootspersona and Cemeteriat under the Evidentia Software umbrella in 2014, insuring enduring quality and continued support for both.