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OnlineThe following have significant cemetery listings for Georgia State:
| Sites may be incomplete.
• They may not list all cemeteries in a county
• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.
- 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 (Georgia), 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.
- Georgia Cemetery Records
- USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
- BillionGraves Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click Search.
- Roots Web
- Fold3 Browse by Collections Militay in World War I, World War 2, Vietnam War and Non-military collections.
Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they 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.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Georgia cemeteries. This is described in Georgia Genealogy. Another important collection is Cemetery Records of Georgia, 16 Volumes. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946-52; FHL microfilms 873725-28; microfiche 6046960; book 975.8 V22c
- Many tombstone inscriptions have been published in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly and in other journals described in Georgia Periodicals. Burial lists for Union and Confederate soldiers have also been published.
- A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL film 1206470
- The Family History Library Catalog Place-names Search lists local cemetery records under:
- GEORGIA - CEMETERIES
- GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
- GEORGIA, [COUNTY],[TOWN] - CEMETERIES
- To locate additional records, see Ted O. Brooke, Georgia Cemetery Directory and Bibliography of Georgia Cemetery Reference Sources (Marietta, Georgia: T.O. Brooke, 1985; At various libraries (WorldCat); 975.8823 V33br).