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The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from [[Portal:Virginia|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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A list of Virginia cemeteries is in:
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=== Cemetery Resources  ===
  
Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. ''Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources''. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=450242&disp=Virginia+cemeteries%20%20&columns=*,0,0 975.5 V34v].) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county.  
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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.<ref>(1) "The Oldest Tombstone," ''The William and Mary Quarterly,'' Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):195-197. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914961 JSTOR] - free; (2) 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>
  
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:
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African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.{{Main|Virginia African Americans}}
  
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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=613269&disp=Index+to+United+States+cemeteries%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1206468-94].) Film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=613269&disp=Index+to+United+States+cemeteries%20%20&columns=*,0,0 1206492] includes Virginia and Washington.  
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Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. ''Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources''. (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986.) {{FHL|450242|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 V34v}} Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county. A list of Virginia cemeteries.  
  
The Family History Library Catalog Place Search lists more of these records under:  
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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.) {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL film 1206468-94, 1206492}} Includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.
  
VIRGINIA - CEMETERIES
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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
  
VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
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{{RecordSearch|1386587|Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records}} Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.
  
VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
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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:
  
VIRGINIA, [INDEPENDENT CITY] - CEMETERIES  
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:*VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
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:*VIRGINIA, [INDEPENDENT CITY] - CEMETERIES
  
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'''Web Sites'''
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== Web Sites ==
  
http://virginiagravestones.org/  
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*[http://virginiagravestones.org/ Virginia Gravestones]
  
[[Category:Virginia]]
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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}}
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[[Category:Virginia|Cemeteries]] [[Category:Cemeteries_in_Virginia]]

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Cemetery Resources

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.[1]

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.) FHL 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.) FHL film 1206468-94, 1206492 Includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.

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. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the Virginia Periodicals section

Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.

  • 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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Web Sites


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