In the middle of 2010, in an informal meeting of Mr. Ainars Bruvelis and Mr. Aivars Borovkovs an idea of creating a global virtual culture-historical encyclopaedia www.nekropole.info/en was born- in which any person could record their memories about their ancestors, family members and other close and important people.
Unlike Wikipedia, we decided not divide people into prominent and less important. We believe that each person deserves to be remembered of.
The website is built in a way so that the following information can be recorded on any person: given name, surname, additional names, including patronymic name, changed surnames and given names, pseudonyms, etc. Upon entering the data on the person, you can also give information on his/her occupation, rank, profession, and nationality.
Each person or event that has been recorded in the encyclopaedia can be marked on the map, including important places, events in the person's life or facts, such as where the person was born, learned, acquired education, lived, worked, etc. You can add photography and video materials to the information on the person. Moreover, the place of birth, death, burial ground, and the exact place of a grave can be also recorded on the website.
The encyclopaedia not only allows users to create a family tree, but also a social one, i.e. alongside to family members, you can enter also friends, acquaintances, neighbours, colleagues, partners, idols, etc. Due many burial places and cemeteries, especially those which are "uncomfortable" for some new governments dissapear also information on monuments and cemeteries was decide to collect.