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Cemetery records often include birth, marriage, and death information. They sometimes provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization such as a lodge. These records are especially helpful for identifying children who died young or women who were not recorded in family or government documents.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many counties. This collection is described in Indiana Genealogy.
The records of some local cemeteries have been abstracted, and the inscriptions have been published in:
Cemetery Records of Indiana. Six volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1954–1964. (Family History Library book 977.2 V39c; film 873781). Several of these volumes include cemetery inscriptions from Marion County, but also include the cemeteries of several other counties.
The Indiana State Library has a file that is an alphabetical list of cemeteries in the state. The list is also found on the Indiana State Library web site. The file cards give the county and township where the cemetery is situated and the location of copied inscriptions.
Indiana State Library. Genealogy Division. Cemetery Locator File. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. (Family History Library films 1292061–63 and 1292094). The cards are in alphabetical order by cemetery, with abandoned or unnamed cemeteries listed at the end.
For another list of the names and addresses of Indiana cemeteries, see:
The Indiana Genealogical Society offers a series of CD-ROMs that contain information (in PDF format) about the locations and driving directions for cemeteries in Indiana. These do not contain any burial listings.
Carty, Mickey Dimon. Searching in Indiana: A Reference Guide to Public and Private Records. Costa Mesa, California: ISC Pub., 1985. Family History Library book 977.2 D23c. This book lists each county’s cemeteries and their locations.
The Indiana State Archives, Commission on Public Records, also has a Veterans Grave Registration File. This is a partial index to graves of veterans buried in Indiana who served from the Revolutionary War through World War I. It covers 51 of the 92 counties and is only available on microfilms at the Indiana State Archives. These microfilms do not circulate.
Several sources with information on burials of Revolutionary War veterans are listed in United States Military Records.
Cemetery records are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
INDIANA, [COUNTY]- CEMETERIES
INDIANA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- CEMETERIES
Finding Cemetery Records
Cemetery records can be found in various places, but the most common are:
• Online Records
• Published Records
• Visit the Cemetery
Online Records: With the explosion of family history research, there are a number of internet sites which can help you find the cemetery where your ancestors are buried. These online sources will usually have information from the actual gravestone but may also have photographs of the stones. None of the below listed sites are complete so check multiple sites. It is not possible to lists all cemetery sites so do google searches for the individual as well. Helpful sites are:
• Find A Grave
• Billion Graves
Interment (Indiana) This page is part of a larger site that deals with cemetery records. It includes transcriptions of many cemeteries, organized by state, then by county.
Cemetery Junction (Indiana) A D'Addezio site that lists cemeteries alphabetically. Some county links may be broken.
http://www.deathindexes.com/indiana/ This Online Indiana Death Records & Indexes site includes cemetery records.
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