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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|sexton’s records]], have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.  
 
Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|sexton’s records]], have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.  
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*''Arizona Death Records: An Index Compiled from Mortuary, Cemetery, and Church Records''. Three Volumes. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona State Genealogical Society, 1976-82. (Family History Library {{FHL|979.1 V3a|disp=book 979.1 V3a; fiche 6019995-97}}.)
 
*''Arizona Death Records: An Index Compiled from Mortuary, Cemetery, and Church Records''. Three Volumes. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona State Genealogical Society, 1976-82. (Family History Library {{FHL|979.1 V3a|disp=book 979.1 V3a; fiche 6019995-97}}.)
  
=== '''Online Resources''' ===
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=== Online  ===
  
*[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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The following have significant cemetery listings for Arizona State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]&nbsp;Search and browse cemetery burial records  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves] Download photos of tombstones, shows a map of the cemetery to give approximate location of grave.  
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=5&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/ Names in Stone]&nbsp;is an online repository designed to help researchers find and document cemetery records and with interactive maps that show each grave’s location.  
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**This site frequently has tombstone images.  
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=5&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n List of cemeteries] statewide for cemeteries in their database
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****Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave Home page], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state ( Arizona), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.
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***Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70054 ''Web: Arizona, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012'']at Ancestry.com ($) State.
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{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make early published transcriptions priceless.}} <br>
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*[http://www.interment.net/cemetery.htm Interment]Search and browse cemetery burial records  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=null Billion Graves] Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search.''' Download photos of tombstones, shows a map of the cemetery to give approximate location of grave.  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/arizona.html USGenWeb Cemeteries &amp; Photo,Arizona]
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AZ-NDX.html Arizona Cemeteries at D'ADDEZIO]
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*[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]is an online repository designed to help researchers find and document cemetery records and with interactive maps that show each grave’s location.  
 
*[http://arizonagravestones.org/ Arizona Gravestones Photo Project] has burial information and tombstone pictures.
 
*[http://arizonagravestones.org/ Arizona Gravestones Photo Project] has burial information and tombstone pictures.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AZ/ Linkpendium.com]
  
 
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[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/arizona.html The Arizona Tombstone Transcription Project] -- USGenWeb project.  
 
[http://usgwtombstones.org/arizona/arizona.html The Arizona Tombstone Transcription Project] -- USGenWeb project.  
  
[http://mesarfhc.org/search/search.php Interment search in the Mesa City Cemetery]: This resource from the [[Mesa Family History Center]] is a listing of most of the burials in the Mesa City Cemetery in the form of a searchable index. <br>  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2171898&CScn=mesa+city+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=5& Interment search in the Mesa City Cemetery]: This resource from the [http://mesafsl.org Mesa FamilySearch Library] is a searchable listing of the burials in the Mesa City Cemetery. <br>  
  
The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Nationwide Gravesite Locator], an online service of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. <br>
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The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Nationwide Gravesite Locator], an online service of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. <br>  
  
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[[Category:Cemeteries in Arizona]]

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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Contents

Locating Cemeteries

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Arizona cemeteries. This collection is described in Arizona Genealogy. An important compilation of inscriptions from small cemeteries throughout the state is:

  • Arizona Death Records: An Index Compiled from Mortuary, Cemetery, and Church Records. Three Volumes. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona State Genealogical Society, 1976-82. (Family History Library book 979.1 V3a; fiche 6019995-97.)

Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Arizona State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
        • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state ( Arizona), then select from the county list, and press Search.
      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

Family History Library Collection

Periodicals

Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Arizona cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in Arizona Periodicals.

For records on related record types, see ''Arizona Funeral Homes', Arizona Obituaries', and 'Arizona Vital Records'.

Web Sites

Interment.net -- Cemetery Records online. Browse cemeteries by county. For specific information about this website click here.

Pioneers' Cemetery Association-- Dedicated to Preserving Historic Cemeteries in Arizona.

D'Addezio.com -- Arizona Cemeteries

Arizona Gravestones Photo Project -- Browse over 75,300 gravestone
photo records from across Arizona.

The Arizona Tombstone Transcription Project -- USGenWeb project.

Interment search in the Mesa City Cemetery: This resource from the Mesa FamilySearch Library is a searchable listing of the burials in the Mesa City Cemetery.

The Nationwide Gravesite Locator, an online service of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.


 

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