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

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Record Description

The collection consists of cemetery interment records for cemeteries owned by the City of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. It does not include privately held cemeteries in Cleveland. Index provided by the ECCGS (East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society).

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.

"Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001" Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Department of Parks, Recreation and Properties.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Cemetery Records usually include the following:

  • Date of Death
  • Date of Interment (Burial)
  • Name of Deceased
  • Address
  • Age
  • Color
  • Gender
  • Nativity
  • Cause of death
  • Where grave is found

How to Use the Record

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Other identifying information such as death or burial date

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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 your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
  • 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 with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

Related Websites

Ohio Tombstone Transcription Project 

Related Wiki Articles

Ohio Cemeteries

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001

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.

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