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Cemetery records, such as tombstones and sexton’s records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, and the maiden names. Sometimes they contain birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. Family members may also be buried nearby.
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=== Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Index ===
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The USGenWeb Archives have headstone abstracts from hundreds of cemeteries listed on their Internet site as part of their"''The North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project''" available at:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/n-car.html '''www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/northcarolina/n-car.html''']
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Interment.net has a cemetery transcription library by county at:
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Cemetery records, such as tombstones and sexton’s records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, and the maiden names. Sometimes they contain birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. Family members may also be buried nearby.  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/index.htm '''http://www.interment.net/us/nc/index.htm''']
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=== WPA Cemetery Index ===
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=== Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Index ===
As part of the Historical Records Survey, the federal government created a North Carolina Cemetery Inscription Card Index. This is commonly known as the WPA Cemetery Index. It is at the North Carolina State Archives and on microfilm at the Family History Library. The films are arranged alphabetically in two parts by the name of the person: one for burials before 1914 and another for burials after 1914.
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'''Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index'''. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department. of Archives and History, 1972. (FHL films 882944–64) A list of the cemeteries included in the indexes is found on microfilms 882942–43.
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*[http://northcarolina-genealogy.com/North-Carolina-Cemetery-Records.htm North Carolina Genealogy] organizes online transcriptions by county and city]
  
'''Post-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index'''. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department. of Archives and History. 1972. (FHL films 882965–69)
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/index.htm Interment.net] has a cemetery transcription library by county
  
=== Cemetery Records ===
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find a Grave] has millions of grave records.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Collection also contains tombstone inscriptions arranged by county from many North Carolina cemeteries. See the "Bible Records" section of this outline for more information about the collection.
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Many cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions have been published or microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library. Examples are:
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=== WPA Cemetery Index  ===
  
''Cemetery Records of North Carolina''. 8 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1947–1961. (FHL book 975.6 V3r; film 873690 item3 to 873691 item; fiche 6046892).
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As part of the Historical Records Survey, the federal government created a North Carolina Cemetery Inscription Card Index. This is commonly known as the WPA Cemetery Index. It is at the North Carolina State Archives and on microfilm at the Family History Library. The films are arranged alphabetically in two parts by the name of the person: one for burials before 1914 and another for burials after 1914.  
  
McEachern, Leora H. ''Gravestone Records''. 10 vols. Wilmington, North Carolina: L. H. McEachern, 1971–81. (FHL book 975.6 V3m; fiche 6017876)
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=all&CISOBOX1=Historical+Records+Survey,+Tombstone+Transcription+Project.+North+Carolina+State+Archives Pre-194 Cemetery Survey]
  
''North Carolina Cemetery Project.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (FHL fiche 6047785 [set of 7].) These records are alphabetical by surname within each cemetery. There are some death dates as late as 1961.
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*'''Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index'''. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1972. {{FHL|176542|item|disp=FHL film 882944–64}} A list of the cemeteries included in the indexes is found on microfilms 882942–43.
  
Welborn, Mrs. John Scott. ''North Carolina Tombstone Records''. 3 vols. Highpoint, North Carolina: Mrs. J. S. Welborn, 1938 (FHL film 18068 items 1–2 [vols. 1–2]; film 18069 item1 [vol.3].)
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*'''Post-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index'''. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1972. {{FHL|736359|item|disp=FHL film 882965–69}}
  
The Family History Library has a county-by-county inventory of cemeteries as of 1987:
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=== Family History Library Collection  ===
  
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 1206468–948.) Films 1206483–85 list cemeteries in North Carolina counties from Alamance to Yancey. This is an inventory of cemeteries, not an index to the names of individuals.
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*The [http://www.dar.org/ Daughters of the American Revolution] Genealogical Collection also contains tombstone inscriptions arranged by county from many North Carolina cemeteries.
  
Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from North Carolina cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in [[North Carolina Periodicals]].
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:*Daughters of the American Revolution (North Carolina). ''Genealogical Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. {{FHL|547653|item|disp=FHL films 860336 (first of 55)}} This collection includes family histories and transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, will, marriage, death, and obituary records. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes. There is a surname index to this collection.
  
For more information on cemetery records, see the United States Research Outline (30972). To find more sources in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place Search under:
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*''Cemetery Records of North Carolina''. 8 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1947–1961. {{FHL|182254|item|disp=FHL film 873690 item 3 – 873691; fiche 6046892; book 975.6 V3r}}
  
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*McEachern, Leora H. ''Gravestone Records''. 10 vols. Wilmington, North Carolina: L. H. McEachern, 1971–81. {{FHL|60170|item|disp=FHL fiche 6017876; book 975.6 V3m}}
  
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY]- CEMETERIES
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*''North Carolina Cemetery Project.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. {{FHL|332985|item|disp=FHL fiche 6047785 (first of 7)}} These records are alphabetical by surname within each cemetery. There are some death dates as late as 1961.
  
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- CEMETERIES
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*Welborn, Mrs. John Scott. ''North Carolina Tombstone Records''. 3 vols. Highpoint, North Carolina: Mrs. J. S. Welborn, 1938 {{FHL|331551|item|disp=FHL film 18068–18069}}
  
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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 1206483–1206484}} 85 list cemeteries in North Carolina counties from Alamance to Yancey. This is an inventory of cemeteries, not an index to the names of individuals.
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For more information on cemetery records, see [[United States Cemeteries]]. To find more sources in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place Search under:  
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=== General Information  ===
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*Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from North Carolina cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in [[North Carolina Periodicals|North Carolina Periodicals]].
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Cemetery records, such as tombstones and sexton’s records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, and the maiden names. Sometimes they contain birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. Family members may also be buried nearby.

Contents

Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Index

WPA Cemetery Index

As part of the Historical Records Survey, the federal government created a North Carolina Cemetery Inscription Card Index. This is commonly known as the WPA Cemetery Index. It is at the North Carolina State Archives and on microfilm at the Family History Library. The films are arranged alphabetically in two parts by the name of the person: one for burials before 1914 and another for burials after 1914.

  • Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1972. FHL film 882944–64 A list of the cemeteries included in the indexes is found on microfilms 882942–43.
  • Post-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1972. FHL film 882965–69

Family History Library Collection

  • Daughters of the American Revolution (North Carolina). Genealogical Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. FHL films 860336 (first of 55) This collection includes family histories and transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, will, marriage, death, and obituary records. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes. There is a surname index to this collection.
  • North Carolina Cemetery Project. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. FHL fiche 6047785 (first of 7) These records are alphabetical by surname within each cemetery. There are some death dates as late as 1961.
  • Welborn, Mrs. John Scott. North Carolina Tombstone Records. 3 vols. Highpoint, North Carolina: Mrs. J. S. Welborn, 1938 FHL film 18068–18069
  • 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 1206483–1206484 85 list cemeteries in North Carolina counties from Alamance to Yancey. This is an inventory of cemeteries, not an index to the names of individuals.

For more information on cemetery records, see United States Cemeteries. To find more sources in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place Search under:

NORTH CAROLINA- CEMETERIES

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY]- CEMETERIES

NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- CEMETERIES

General Information

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

 

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