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=== Tombstones  ===
 
=== Tombstones  ===
  
Cemetery [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone tombstones], or [[Sexton Records|sexton's records]], may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Less often, they contain birth places. Tombstones may have [http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.angelfire.com%2Fky2%2Fcemetery%2Freid.html symbols] or [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave.shtml insignias] indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. There are also [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] that give clues when deciphered. Also, family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby. [http://www.gravestonestudies.org/faq.htm The Association of Gravestone Studies (AGS)] has recommendations on the treatment and care of tombstones when needing to make inscriptions more visible. There are several major collections of [[Ohio]] [http://www.historyworksohio.org/tutorials/detail.cfm?id=7 cemetery records] created by various organizations that transcribed tombstones and sexton’s records. Not all cemetery records are computerized and the records may be recorded on [http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/articles/cards.html "lot" cards].  
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Cemetery [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone tombstones], or [[Sexton Records|sexton's records]], may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Less often, they contain birth places. Tombstones may have [http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.angelfire.com%2Fky2%2Fcemetery%2Freid.html symbols] or [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave.shtml insignias] indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. There are also [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] that give clues when deciphered. Also, family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby. [http://www.gravestonestudies.org/faq.htm The Association of Gravestone Studies (AGS)] has recommendations on the treatment and care of tombstones when needing to make inscriptions more visible. There are several major collections of [[Ohio]] [http://www.ohiohistory.org/historyworksohio/tutorials/detail.cfm?id=7 cemetery records] created by various organizations that transcribed tombstones and sexton’s records. Not all cemetery records are computerized and the records may be recorded on [http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/articles/cards.html "lot" cards].  
  
 
=== Locating Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Locating Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=36&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0 Epodunk] has a comprehensive cemetery list for Ohio. These can be searched for by individual cemetery name, city, or by county.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=36&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0 Epodunk] has a comprehensive cemetery list for Ohio. These can be searched for by individual cemetery name, city, or by county.  
*A few cemetery lists by county can be found at [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/ Access Genealogy]
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*A few cemetery lists by county can be found at [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/ Access Genealogy]  
*Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in ''Ohio Cemetery Records : Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly."'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984)
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*Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in ''Ohio Cemetery Records : Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly."'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984) {{FHL|334852|item|disp=FHL film 1320550 item 15; book 977.1 V3oh}}  
{{FHL|334852|item|disp=FHL film 1320550 item 15; book 977.1 V3oh}}
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==== Cemetery Societies  ====
 
==== Cemetery Societies  ====
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=== Cemetery Transcriptions  ===
 
=== Cemetery Transcriptions  ===
  
*[http://www.dar.org/ Daughters of the American Revolution]. <ref>''Genealogical Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. (On 76 Family History Library films beginning with 862012.) </ref>has information that is arranged by county.&nbsp;Many volumes have individual indexes. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, death, obituary, and probate records.
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*[http://www.dar.org/ Daughters of the American Revolution]. <ref>''Genealogical Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. {{FHL|547635|item|disp=FHL films 862012 (first of 76)}} Many volumes have individual indexes. This collection is arranged by county and consists of transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, death, obituary, and probate records.
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*Baldwin, Henry R., ''The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records'' (Fort Wayne, Indiana : Allen County Public Library)  {{FHL|F150111|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051349; book 977.1 D2bh}} The first seven volumes are cemetery records. and include church, military, cemetery, court, and family data from eastern Ohio during 1867 to 1913.
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*''Ohio Cemetery Records'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972.) {{FHL|78721|item|disp=FHL films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.}}
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*Transcriptions of cemetery records compiled by local genealogical groups or individuals are available at the Family History Library for most counties in Ohio. The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of sexton and mortician records from some counties.
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The Place Search of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists more of these records under:
  
*Many eastern Ohio cemeteries are transcribed in ''The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records'', as described in the "[[Ohio Genealogy|Genealogy]]" page. The first seven volumes are cemetery records. <ref>Baldwin, Henry R. ''The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records''. 67 Volumes. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 1983. (Family History Library book 977.1 D2bh; fiche 6051349.) </ref>It includes church, military, cemetery, court, and family data from eastern Ohio during 1867 to 1913.
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::OHIO - CEMETERIES <br>
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::OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES <br>
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::OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES <br>
  
The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published transcriptions are given in:
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'''Veterans' Graves'''
 
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*Ohio Cemeteries <ref>Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries''. Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978. (Family History Library book 977.1 V34o; fiche 6051415.) </ref>
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*Ohio Cemeteries Addendum <ref>Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries Addendum''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990. (Family History Library book 977.1 V36o supp.)</ref>
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*A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library] as of 1988 is found in: [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]], ''Index to United States Cemeteries.''<ref>''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films 1206468-94; films 1206485-86 include Ohio, among other states.) </ref>
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*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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*''Ohio Cemetery Records Transcriptions''. <ref>''Ohio Cemetery Records'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. (Family History Library films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.) </ref>
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*Many cemetery records are published in periodicals. See the [[Ohio Periodicals|Ohio Periodicals]] and, see [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/persi PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).]
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Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "[[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]". The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 National grave locator] and the more localized [http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/dayton.asp Dayton National Cemetery] have searchable sites.  
 
Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "[[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]". The [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 National grave locator] and the more localized [http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/dayton.asp Dayton National Cemetery] have searchable sites.  
  
Transcriptions of cemetery records compiled by local genealogical groups or individuals are available at the Family History Library for most counties in Ohio. The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of sexton and mortician records from some counties.
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'''Cemetery Locations'''
  
The Place Search of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists more of these records under:  
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The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published transcriptions are given in:  
  
::OHIO - CEMETERIES <br>
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*Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries'' (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978.) {{FHL|34161|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051415; book 977.1 V34o}}
::OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES <br>
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*Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries Addendum'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990.) {{FHL|590957item|disp=FHL book 977.1 V34o supp.}}
::OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES <br>
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*A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library] as of 1988 is found in: [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]], ''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988.) {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206485-86}}
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*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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*Many cemetery records are published in periodicals. See the [[Ohio Periodicals|Ohio Periodicals]] and, see [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/persi PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).]
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::Tip: If you know the name of the cemetery or the town and/or county you people were buried in, you can sometimes find online cemetery inscriptions by using a search engine such as "Google" and using the search terms “county or city you are looking for” + cemeteries or “West Cemetery” + Cuyahoga.
  
 
=== Online Resources  ===
 
=== Online Resources  ===
 
::Tip: If you know the name of the cemetery or the town and/or county you people were buried in, you can sometimes find online cemetery inscriptions by using a search engine such as "Google" and using the search terms “county or city you are looking for” + cemeteries or “West Cemetery” + Cuyahoga.
 
  
 
The following websites have Ohio cemetery records online:  
 
The following websites have Ohio cemetery records online:  

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Cemeteries

Tombstones

Cemetery tombstones, or sexton's records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Less often, they contain birth places. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. There are also abbreviations that give clues when deciphered. Also, family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby. The Association of Gravestone Studies (AGS) has recommendations on the treatment and care of tombstones when needing to make inscriptions more visible. There are several major collections of Ohio cemetery records created by various organizations that transcribed tombstones and sexton’s records. Not all cemetery records are computerized and the records may be recorded on "lot" cards.

Locating Cemeteries

When trying to find the location of a cemetery search each collection because no collection includes all the cemeteries, although there maybe some duplication. Be sure to try the websites listed in the online resources part of this page.

  • Epodunk has a comprehensive cemetery list for Ohio. These can be searched for by individual cemetery name, city, or by county.
  • A few cemetery lists by county can be found at Access Genealogy
  • Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in Ohio Cemetery Records : Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly." (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984) FHL film 1320550 item 15; book 977.1 V3oh

Cemetery Societies

Cemetery Transcriptions


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