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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1854-2013.

This collection includes images of the Glenwood Cemetery records, a historic cemetery located on Lincoln Road NE in Washington, D.C. This collection is being published as images become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date interred
  • Name of undertaker
  • Location of grave
  • Cause of death
  • Book, page and jacket number of burial record
  • Death date
  • Birth date
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Permit and grave details
  • Name of informant

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate burial or death date

Search the Collection

To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Cemetery" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the book, page and jacket number to find the actual burial record at the cemetery.
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The cemetery these records are from still exists today. Family members of those found in the records who died after the records were written may also be interred in this cemetery. Glenwood Cemetery maintains a website with additional information on those later burials.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

District of Columbia Cemeteries

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Glenwood Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013.

 

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