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Record Description

This collection contains burial applications, obituaries, lot books, interment documents, mausoleum records, and plot maps from the Historic Hollywood Cemetery near downtown Houston. It is being published as images become available.

For a list of records by document type currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Records of Interments (burials) usually include the following information:
  • Full name of deceased
  • Place of birth
  • Last residence
  • Age (Days, Months, Years)
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Date of interment (burial)
  • Place of interment, including section, lot and space of grave
  • Name of undertaker
  • Nearest relative or friend

Mausoleum Burials usually include the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date of birth

How to Use the Record

To search the collection it is helpful to know

  • The name of the deceased.
  • Some other identifying information such as the date of burial.

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range, Volume" which takes you to the images

It is most helpful to begin your search the the "Index to interments". It is an alphabetical list of those interred along with the volume and page numbers of their record. You can then quickly find your ancestor's record.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.
  • 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.

Related Websites

 Texas Tombstone Transcription Project

Related Wiki Articles

Texas Cemeteries 

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

“Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008


When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


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