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The following have significant cemetery listings for Georgia 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 (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.


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.

Resources

  • 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



 

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