Virginia Cemeteries

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia|Virginia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''  
  
The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry County, Virginia]] at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.<ref>Robert A. Lancaster, ''Historic Virginia Homes and Churches'' (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/historicvirginia00lanc#page/58/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.</ref>
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*The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry County, Virginia]] at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.<br>Robert A. Lancaster, ''Historic Virginia Homes and Churches'' (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/historicvirginia00lanc#page/58/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.  
  
African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds. {{Main|Virginia African Americans}}
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*African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds. {{Main|Virginia African Americans}}  
  
The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from [[Virginia]]. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the “Periodicals” section.  
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*Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. ''Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources''. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book {{FHL|450242|title-id|disp=975.5 V34v}}.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county. A list of Virginia cemeteries.
  
A list of Virginia cemeteries is in:
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*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. (Family History Library films {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206468-94}}.) Film {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206492}} includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.
  
*Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. ''Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources''. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book {{FHL|450242|title-id|disp=975.5 V34v}}.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county.  
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*The Family History Library has copies of many {{FHL|338740|subject_id|disp= cemetery records}} from [[Virginia]]. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions.  Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the [[Virginia Periodicals]] section
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*{{RecordSearch|1386587|Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records}} Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.
  
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:
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*To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the Family History Library Catalog for:
 
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*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. (Family History Library films {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206468-94}}.) Film {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206492}} includes Virginia and Washington.
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The Family History Library Catalog Place Search lists more of these records under:  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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== Web Sites ==
 
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*[[Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Web Sites ==
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http://virginiagravestones.org/
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http://virginia-genealogy.org/Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm<br>
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[http://www.markerhistory.com/tag/cemetery/page/6/ Cemetery Historical Markers]&nbsp;- at MarkerHistory.com. &nbsp;Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620. &nbsp;See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the [http://www.markerhistory.com/maps/ Cemetery Marker Map].
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*[http://virginiagravestones.org/ Virginia Gravestones]
  
== References ==
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*[http://virginia-genealogy.org/Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm Virginia Cemetery Records]
  
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*[http://www.markerhistory.com/tag/cemetery/page/6/ Cemetery Historical Markers]- at MarkerHistory.com. Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620. See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the [http://www.markerhistory.com/maps/ Cemetery Marker Map].
  
 
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{{Virginia|Virginia}}  
  
 
[[Category:Virginia|Cemeteries]] [[Category:Cemeteries_in_Virginia]]
 
[[Category:Virginia|Cemeteries]] [[Category:Cemeteries_in_Virginia]]

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  • The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in Surry County, Virginia at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.
    Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.
Main article: Virginia African Americans


  • Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 V34v.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county. A list of Virginia cemeteries.
  • 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. (Family History Library films 1206468-94.) Film 1206492 includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.
  • To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the Family History Library Catalog for:

VIRGINIA - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES

VIRGINIA, [INDEPENDENT CITY] - CEMETERIES

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