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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Alabama|Alabama]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Cemeteries'''
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Alabama tombstone transcriptions date from the early 1800s. Tombstones and sextons’ records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Birth places are infrequently mentioned. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias suggesting military service and social, fraternal, or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.  
 
Alabama tombstone transcriptions date from the early 1800s. Tombstones and sextons’ records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Birth places are infrequently mentioned. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias suggesting military service and social, fraternal, or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.  
  
The Gandrud and Jones Collection, ''Alabama Records'', and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daughters_of_the_American_Revolution Daughters of the American Revolution ](DAR) collection contain tombstone inscriptions from many Alabama cemeteries. The Gandrud and Jones collection is described in [[Alabama Genealogy]]. The Daughters of the American Revolution collection is:
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=== '''Online Resources''' ===
  
Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama). ''Miscellaneous Records''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. (On seven FHL films beginning with 835113.) There are 44 other microfilms in the DAR collection for Alabama. See the Family History Library Catalog, Author/Title
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*'''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]''' can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often comes with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members with links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.interment.net/ '''Interment.net'''] includes many Illinois cemetery transcripts.  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery BillionGraves] can be searched by name, surname, or cemetery. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.
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*Search the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/search.htm?form=extended '''USGenWeb Archives Digital Library.'''] This web site indexes cemetery abstracts and other items. Select the state of interest and the subject cemeteries. Type the name of the ancestor you seek in the "Query" field, and click Search. For best results, use the "Search Tips" and examples at the bottom of the web page. The computer will list any matches it finds and give you the option of viewing the full transcript.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29748&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 '''Illinois cemetery records'''] on www.ancestry.com ($)
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*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=1&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0ePodunk]''' has a gazetteer of Alabama cemeteries.
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*[http://www.genealinks.com/states/al.htm Genealinks.com]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/alabama.htm Accessgenealogy.com]
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*[http://huntsville.about.com/od/alabamacemeteries/Alabama_Cemeteries.htm Alabama Cemeteries at about.com]
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*{{Alabama|Alabama}}
  
Search the microfiche catalog, under Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama), for a list of the other films. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1970 and 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC. The volumes are generally arranged by county and many have individual indexes. These records are indexed by surname in E. Kay Kirkham’s ''An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the Southern States'', cited in [[Alabama Genealogy]].
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=== '''Tombstone Transcriptions''' ===
  
Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions. [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Archives Project]] has records from cemeteries listed on their Internet site at:
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*The Gandrud and Jones Collection, ''Alabama Records. ''The Gandrud and Jones collection is described in [[Alabama Genealogy]].
  
'''The Alabama Tombstone Transcription Project'''. In [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Archives Project]], N.p.: USGenWeb Archives, 17 February 1999 [cited 15 July 1999]. <br>
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*The [http://www.dar.org/library/ '''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)'''] have tombstone inscriptions from Illinois cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.
  
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts and the book and film numbers to locate them at the Family History Library as of 1988 is:
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*The Family History Library (FHL) has a Genealogical collection of Alabama cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.S. Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama).
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). ''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (FHL films 1206468–94.) FHL film 1206468 includes Alabama through Arkansas.  
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::''Miscellaneous Records''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. {{FHL|235313|item|disp=FHL 835113 (first of seven films.)}} There are 44 other microfilms in the DAR collection for Alabama. See the Family History Library Catalog, Author/Title
  
You will find many cemetery records transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals. See [[Alabama Periodicals]] for indexes to periodicals.  
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*Search the microfiche catalog, under Daughters of the American Revolution (Alabama), for a list of the other films. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1970 and 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC. The volumes are generally arranged by county and many have individual indexes. These records are indexed by surname in E. Kay Kirkham’s ''An Index to Some of the Bibles and Family Records of the Southern States'', cited in [[Alabama Genealogy]].  
  
Cemetery records are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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*Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions. [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Archives Project]] has records from cemeteries listed on their Internet site at:
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::'''The Alabama Tombstone Transcription Project'''. In [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Archives Project]]
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*A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts and the book and film numbers to locate them may be found at the Family History Library.
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::The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). ''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468–94.}} FHL film 1206468 includes Alabama through Arkansas.
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::Cemetery records are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
 
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=== External Links  ===
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*You will find many cemetery records transcribed and published in genealogical periodicals. See [[Alabama Periodicals]] for indexes to periodicals.  
 
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*http://www.interment.net/US/al/index.htm
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*http://www.genealinks.com/states/al.htm
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*http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/alabama.htm
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*http://huntsville.about.com/od/alabamacemeteries/Alabama_Cemeteries.htm
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Alabama tombstone transcriptions date from the early 1800s. Tombstones and sextons’ records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Birth places are infrequently mentioned. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias suggesting military service and social, fraternal, or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.

Online Resources