Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
 
This collection contains images of cemetery records including burial and lot sales books and 3 x 5 index burial cards for the years 1868 to 2013.  
 
This collection contains images of cemetery records including burial and lot sales books and 3 x 5 index burial cards for the years 1868 to 2013.  
 
=== 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.
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text = “Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1868-2013” Images. <i>FamilySearch.</i> http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery. Little Rock, Arkansas.}}
 
 
[[Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (13-0346) Burial Book DGS 100176601_20.jpg|Burial Book
 
Image:Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (13-0346) Burial Book DGS 100176601_20.jpg|Burial Book
 
Image:Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (13-0346) Lot Sales DGS 100176608_18.jpg|Lot Sale
 
Image:Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (13-0346) Lot Sales DGS 100176608_18.jpg|Lot Sale
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The Burial Books usually include the following:
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The Burial Books usually include the following:  
*Name of deceased
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*Race
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*Name of deceased  
*Gender
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*Race  
*Whether adult, child or infant
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*Gender  
*Burial date
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*Whether adult, child or infant  
*Burial place
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*Burial date  
*Burial permit number
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*Burial place  
*If a pauper
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*Burial permit number  
*Fees charged
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*If a pauper  
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*Fees charged  
 
*Name of undertaker
 
*Name of undertaker
  
Lot Sales usually include the following:
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Lot Sales usually include the following:  
*Name of purchaser
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*Amount paid
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*Name of purchaser  
*Lot number
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*Amount paid  
*Purchase date
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*Lot number  
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*Purchase date  
 
*Signatures of witnesses
 
*Signatures of witnesses
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
*Name of the deceased
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*Name of the deceased  
 
*Other identifying information such as race and approximate age.
 
*Other identifying information such as race and approximate age.
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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=== Search the Collection ===
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To search the collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume or record name, volume number (if given), year range, surname range" which takes you to the images
  
To search the collection <br>
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒Select the appropriate "Volume or record name, volume number (if given), year range, surname range" which takes you to the images  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information ====
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=== Using the Information ===
  
 
Once 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 information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
 
Once 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 information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
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*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*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.  
 
*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 who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames. You should also look for abbreviated names and nicknames.
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames. You should also look for abbreviated names and nicknames.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
  
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*[[Arkansas Cemeteries]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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]].  
 
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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
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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.
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires. {{FamilySearch Historical Records Stub Article}}<br>
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| text = “Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1868-2013” Images. <i>FamilySearch.</i> http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery. Little Rock, Arkansas.}}

Revision as of 21:02, 24 April 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains images of cemetery records including burial and lot sales books and 3 x 5 index burial cards for the years 1868 to 2013.

Record Content

The Burial Books usually include the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Whether adult, child or infant
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Burial permit number
  • If a pauper
  • Fees charged
  • Name of undertaker

Lot Sales usually include the following:

  • Name of purchaser
  • Amount paid
  • Lot number
  • Purchase date
  • Signatures of witnesses

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Other identifying information such as race and approximate age.

Search the Collection

To search the collection
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume or record name, volume number (if given), year range, surname range" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images 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.

Using the Information

Once 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 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. For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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 who had 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. You should also look for abbreviated names and nicknames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

“Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1868-2013” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery. Little Rock, Arkansas.