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Collection Time Period
The records cover the years 1600 to 1995.
The collection consists of transcriptions of Vermont cemetery tombstones compiled by Gail Kill, Oronto, Maine.
The key genealogical facts in the Vermont Cemetery Transcription record may include the following:
- Name of deceased
- Name of cemetery
- Birth Date
- Birth Place
- Death Date
- Death Place
- Burial Place
- Names of close family members such as spouse, parents, or children
How to Use the Record
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. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed.
Why the Record Was Created
Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.
The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
Vermont Cemetery Records - at New Horizons Genealogy.
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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.
"Vermont Cemetery Transcription,1600-1995." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Gail Kill, Compiler, Oronto, Maine. FHL digital images, 32 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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