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Access the records: Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Records, 1824-2001 .
The collection consists of cemetery interment records for cemeteries owned by the City of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. It does not include privately held cemeteries in Cleveland. Index provided by the ECCGS (East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society).
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Department of Parks, Recreation and Properties.
The key genealogical facts found in the Cemetery Records usually includes the following information:
- Date of Death
- Date of Interment (Burial)
- Name of Deceased
- Cause of death
- Where grave is found
How to Use the Record
To begin your search you will need to know the name and possibly some other identifying information such as death or burial date.
Search the Collection
To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. 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. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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 birth date or year to search for birth records.
- Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
- Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
- 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 with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
- Check the browseable indexes at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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- “Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 March 2013), entry for William Anderson, buried 23 November 1913; citing Scranton Road Cemetery (Cleveland, Ohio) Interments, Vol. 1, p. 72; (Cleveland: City of Cleveland Cemetery Department).
- “Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001,” FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 March 2013), entry for Mark Miller, buried 4 March 1892.
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