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Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Florida State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
        • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state (Florida), then select from the county list, and press Search.
      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.
  • Web: Florida, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012 Free at Ancestry.com ($) State.

  • BillionGraves Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click Search. Searched by cemetery and location. The site provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
  • Interment.net, lists cemeteries by county with tombstone transcriptions.
  • D'Addezio, Florida Cemeteries, lists cemeteries by name of cemetery with address.  Many have a link to tombstone or survey trascriptions.
  • I Dream of Genealogy, Florida Cemeteries, lists cemeteries by county with tombstone transcriptions.



Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Bibliography

  • The FamilySearch Catalog lists many published and filmed records of Florida cemeteries. For  a thorough "Place Search", you should search the appropriate counties and towns for cemetery records. Some of the books referenced in the catalog may be available on Google Books, Internet Archive, and in public libraries.


Published Tombstone Transcripts and Indexes

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Florida cemeteries. This collection is described in the Florida Genealogy article.
  • E. H. Hayes, Cemetery Records of Florida, nine volumes, is an important collection of cemetery inscriptions. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1946-66). FHL book 975.9 V3c; films 874012-3.
  • Cemetery Records in Florida and Georgia is an index arranged by county and gives information about births, deaths, parents, and spouses. FHL films 228823-28.
  • Florida Cemetery Records Directory lists the names and locations of cemeteries in Florida. FHL film 1206385.

Cemetery Gazetteers

  • ePodunk has a gazetteer of Florida cemeteries.

Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Bibliography

  • The FamilySearch Catalog lists many published and filmed records of Florida cemeteries. For  a thorough "Place Search", you should search the appropriate counties and towns for cemetery records. Some of the books referenced in the catalog may be available on Google Books, Internet Archive, and in public libraries.


 

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