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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library has the original Registers of Burials in ''District of Columbia Cemeteries, 1847 to 1938'' in six volumes. These are also at the Family History Library (FHL film 887587). The DAR collection, described in the "[[District of Columbia Genealogy|Genealogy]]" section of this outline, has many tombstone inscriptions.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[District of Columbia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[District_of_Columbia_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''
  
In some cases, you will need to write to the cemetery sexton's office for information. The oldest existing cemeteries are:
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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.<br>
  
'''Rock Creek Cemetery'''<br>Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20010<br>Telephone: 202-829-0585<br>Fax: 202-829-6505 <br>Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/dc/tsimages/rockcreek/rock.html
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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library has the original Registers of Burials in ''District of Columbia Cemeteries, 1847 to 1938'' in six volumes. {{FHL|256299|item|disp=FHL film 887587}}
  
The Daughters of the American Colonists have transcribed the tombstones of this cemetery (FHL book 975.3 V22d; film 874221).
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The DAR collection, described in [[District of Columbia Genealogy]], has many tombstone inscriptions. In some cases, you will need to write to the cemetery sexton's office for information. The oldest existing cemeteries are:
  
'''Congressional Cemetery'''<br>1801 "E" Street, S.E.<br>Washington, DC 20003<br>Telephone: 202-543-0539 <br>Internet: http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/
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==== [http://www.rockcreekparish.org/ Rock Creek Cemetery]  ====
  
They have a "Famous People" card file.
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Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street N.W.<br>St. Paul's Episcopal Parish<br>Washington, DC 20011<br>Telephone: 202-726-2080<br>The Daughters of the American Colonists have transcribed the tombstones of this cemetery {{FHL|257046|item|disp=FHL book 975.3 V22d; film 874221}}
  
'''Mount Olivet Cemetery (Roman Catholic)'''<br>1300 Bladensburg Road, N.E.<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>Telephone: 202-399-3000 <br>Internet: http://www.ccaw.org/cemeteries/mtolivet.htm
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==== [http://www.congressionalcemetery.org/ Congressional Cemetery]  ====
  
'''Glenwood Cemetery'''<br>2219 Lincoln Road, N.E.<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>Telephone: 202-667-1016 <br>Internet: http://www.geocities.com/araxnoullis/DC_Cemeteries/glenwood.htm
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1801 E Street, S.E.<br>Washington, DC 20003<br>Telephone: 202-543-0539 <br>They have a "Famous People" card file. [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158876 BillionGraves] has headstone photos and transcriptions.  
  
The stones were transcribed by the DAR (FHL book 975.3 V22da).
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==== [http://ccaw.org/cemeteries_olivet.html Mount Olivet Cemetery (Roman Catholic)]  ====
  
'''Arlington Fort Myers National Cemetery'''<br>Arlington, VA 22211<br>Telephone: 703-697-2131 <br>Internet: http://www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/index.cfm/8105
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1300 Bladensburg Road, N.E.<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>Telephone: 202-399-3000
  
'''The Oak Hill Cemetery Company'''<br>3001 "R" Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20007-2923<br>Telephone: 202-337-2835 <br>Internet: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/dc/cemeteries/payneoak.txt
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==== Glenwood Cemetery ====
  
'''Prospect Hill Cemetery'''<br>2201 N. Capitol Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>Telephone: 202-667-0676 <br>Internet: http://www.geocities.com/araxnoullis/DC_Cemeteries/prospect.htm
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2219 Lincoln Road, N.E.<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>Telephone: 202-667-1016 <br>The stones were transcribed by the DAR {{FHL|257050|item|disp=FHL book 975.3 V22da}}
  
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==== [http://www.oakhillcemeterydc.org/ The Oak Hill Cemetery Company]  ====
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3001 R Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20007<br>Telephone: 202-337-6481
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==== [http://www.prospecthillcemetery.org/ Prospect Hill Cemetery]  ====
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2201 N. Capitol Street, N.E.<br>Washington, DC 20002-1103<br>Telephone: 202-667-0676 <br>Primarily German-American
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==== [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ Arlington National Cemetery]  ====
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Arlington, VA 22211<br>Telephone: 877-907-8585
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==== Historical Cemeteries (remains already relocated if known)  ====
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*Beall Burying Ground
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*Eastern Methodist Cemetery
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*Female Union Band Society Burying Ground
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*Graceland Cemetery
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*Holmeads Cemetery
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*Methodist Cemetery
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*Mount Zion Cemetery
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*Old Methodist Burying Ground
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*Presbyterian Graveyard
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*Rosemont Cemetery
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*St. Francis DeSales Cemetery
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*St. Matthew's Catholic Cemetery
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*St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
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*St. Peter's Catholic Burial Ground
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*St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
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*Young Mens Baptist Cemetery
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==== Websites  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ '''Find A Grave'''] – Search by name, date, or cemetery; browse by location or "claim to fame;" or add burial records.
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/dcgenweb/records/cemetery.shtml '''USGenWeb D.C.'''] D.C. cemetery links.
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[[Category:District_of_Columbia|Cemeteries]]

Revision as of 17:04, 5 July 2012

United States  Gotoarrow.png  District of Columbia  Gotoarrow.png  Cemeteries

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.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library has the original Registers of Burials in District of Columbia Cemeteries, 1847 to 1938 in six volumes. FHL film 887587

The DAR collection, described in District of Columbia Genealogy, has many tombstone inscriptions. In some cases, you will need to write to the cemetery sexton's office for information. The oldest existing cemeteries are:

Contents

Rock Creek Cemetery

Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street N.W.
St. Paul's Episcopal Parish
Washington, DC 20011
Telephone: 202-726-2080
The Daughters of the American Colonists have transcribed the tombstones of this cemetery FHL book 975.3 V22d; film 874221

Congressional Cemetery

1801 E Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: 202-543-0539
They have a "Famous People" card file. BillionGraves has headstone photos and transcriptions.

Mount Olivet Cemetery (Roman Catholic)

1300 Bladensburg Road, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: 202-399-3000

Glenwood Cemetery

2219 Lincoln Road, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: 202-667-1016
The stones were transcribed by the DAR FHL book 975.3 V22da

The Oak Hill Cemetery Company

3001 R Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: 202-337-6481

Prospect Hill Cemetery

2201 N. Capitol Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-1103
Telephone: 202-667-0676
Primarily German-American

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA 22211
Telephone: 877-907-8585

Historical Cemeteries (remains already relocated if known)

  • Beall Burying Ground
  • Eastern Methodist Cemetery
  • Female Union Band Society Burying Ground
  • Graceland Cemetery
  • Holmeads Cemetery
  • Methodist Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Old Methodist Burying Ground
  • Presbyterian Graveyard
  • Rosemont Cemetery
  • St. Francis DeSales Cemetery
  • St. Matthew's Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Peter's Catholic Burial Ground
  • St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
  • Young Mens Baptist Cemetery

Websites

  • Find A Grave – Search by name, date, or cemetery; browse by location or "claim to fame;" or add burial records.
  • USGenWeb D.C. D.C. cemetery links.