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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. For those records compiled by chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, see the "[[Ohio Genealogy|Genealogy" section]] of this outline.  
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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Ohio|Ohio]] > Ohio Cemeteries''
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==Cemeteries==
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===Tombstones===
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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 gives 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 [[Portal:Ohio|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].  
  
The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of sexton and mortician records from some counties.  
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=== Locating Cemeteries===
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Search each collection because no collection includes all the cemeteries, although there maybe some duplication. Some of the collections include the following:
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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 name, city, or by county.
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*Some cemetery lists by county can be found at [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/ Access Genealogy]
  
 
Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in:  
 
Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in:  
  
''Ohio Cemetery Records: Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly."'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984. (Family History Library book 977.1 V3oh; film 1320550 item 15.)  
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*''Ohio Cemetery Records'' <ref>''Ohio Cemetery Records: Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly."'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 V3oh; film 1320550 item 15.) </ref>
  
Many eastern Ohio cemeteries are transcribed in The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records, described in the "[[Ohio Genealogy|Genealogy]]" section of this outline. The first seven volumes are cemetery records.
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===Cemetery Transcripts===
  
Some Ohio cemetery records were copied by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These records are found in:
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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. (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.
  
''Ohio Cemetery Records''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. (Family History Library films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.)  
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*Many eastern Ohio cemeteries are transcribed in ''The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records'', described in the "[[Ohio Genealogy|Genealogy]]". 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.
  
Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "[[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]" section of this outline.
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The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published transcriptions are given in:
  
=== Locating Cemeteries and Transcripts ===
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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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp 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://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/persi.html PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)].
  
The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published inscriptions are given in:
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Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "[[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]".
  
#Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries''. Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978. (Family History Library book 977.1 V34o; fiche 6051415.)
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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.
#Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries Addendum''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990. (Family History Library book 977.1 V36o supp.)
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The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of sexton and mortician records from some counties.
#A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library] as of 1988 is found in:
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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. (Family History Library films 1206468-94; films 1206485-86 include Ohio, among other states.)
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#[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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#Periodicals have published inscriptions from many Ohio cemeteries. These are referenced in the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), described in the "[[Ohio Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section of this outline.
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The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:  
 
The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:  
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OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES  
 
OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES  
  
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OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES  
  
 
=== Online Resources  ===
 
=== Online Resources  ===
  
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.  
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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.  
  
 
The following websites have Ohio cemetery records online:  
 
The following websites have Ohio cemetery records online:  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find-A-Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/index.htm Interment]
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*[http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch/oh-cem.htm Ohio Cemetery Inscription Search]
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*[http://www.ohgenweb.org/ The OHGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.ohiogravestones.org/ Ohio Gravestone Photos Project]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio.html The USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
  
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#[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio.html The USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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#http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch/oh-cem.htm
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#[http://www.ohgenweb.org/ The OHGenWeb Project]
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#[http://www.ohiogravestones.org/ Ohio Gravestone Photos Project] <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --><!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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United States > Ohio > Ohio Cemeteries

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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 gives 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

Search each collection because no collection includes all the cemeteries, although there maybe some duplication. Some of the collections include the following:

  • Epodunk has a comprehensive cemetery list for Ohio. These can be searched for by individual name, city, or by county.
  • Some cemetery lists by county can be found at Access Genealogy

Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in:

  • Ohio Cemetery Records [1]

Cemetery Transcripts

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. [2] has information that is arranged by county. Many volumes have individual indexes. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, death, obituary, and probate records.
  • Many eastern Ohio cemeteries are transcribed in The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records, described in the "Genealogy". The first seven volumes are cemetery records. [3] It includes church, military, cemetery, court, and family data from eastern Ohio during 1867 to 1913.

The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published transcriptions are given in:

Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "Military Records".

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.

The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:

OHIO - CEMETERIES

OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES

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:

  1. Ohio Cemetery Records: Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly." Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984. (Family History Library book 977.1 V3oh; film 1320550 item 15.)
  2. Genealogical Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. (On 76 Family History Library films beginning with 862012.)
  3. 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.)
  4. Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. Ohio Cemeteries. Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978. (Family History Library book 977.1 V34o; fiche 6051415.)
  5. Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. Ohio Cemeteries Addendum. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990. (Family History Library book 977.1 V36o supp.)
  6. 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.)
  7. Ohio Cemetery Records Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. (Family History Library films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.)