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Record Description

The collection consists of cemetery interment records for cemeteries owned by the City of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. It does not include privately held cemeteries in Cleveland. Index provided by the ECCGS (East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society). The collection covers the years 1824 to 2001

Record Content

Cemetery Records usually include the following:

  • Date of Death
  • Date of Interment (Burial)
  • Name of Deceased
  • Address
  • Age
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Nativity
  • Cause of death
  • Where grave is found

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Other identifying information such as death or burial date

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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.
  • 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
  • Check the browseable indexes at Rootsweb

Related Websites

Ohio Tombstone Transcription Project

Related Wiki Articles

Ohio Cemeteries

How You Can Contribute

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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Department of Parks, Recreation and Properties.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001.


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