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Access the records: Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007 .
The collection consists of miscellaneous cemetery records from the city of San Antonio, Texas. Records from the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, and San Jose Burial Park are included. Original records are in the custody of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. The records cover the years 1893-2007.
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The Texas, Bexar, San Antonio, Cemetary Records usually include the following information:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date of Death
- Location of grave
- Race and marital status
- Place of nativity
- Name of undertaker or mortuary
How to Use the Record
To begin your search you will need to know
- Your ancestor's name
- Other identifying information such as the approximate death date
Search the Collection
To search the collection
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
Using the Information
When 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 is 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 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.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- 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.
- 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?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
|FHL Place United States, Texas, Bexar, San Antonio items or FHL Keyword Texas, Bexar, San Antonio items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Texas Archives and Libraries.|
- Bexar County Cemetery Records
- Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio BillionGraves. While not covered by this collection generally, this cemetery may be a good place to look especially if the deceased served in the military, or in some cases was the spouse of one who served in the military. This cemetery is very large.
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- "Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives and Records Facility.
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