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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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The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of sexton and mortician records from some counties.
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=== Tombstones  ===
  
Some older cemetery lists have been reprinted in:
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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].
  
''Ohio Cemetery Records: Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly."'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1984. (FHL book 977.1 V3oh; film 1320550 item 15.)
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=== Locating Cemeteries  ===
  
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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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.  
  
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://limesstones.blogspot.com/ Exploring almost forgotten grave sites in Ohio] a blog with extensive information on Ohio 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.
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*A few cemetery lists by county can be found at [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/ Access Genealogy]
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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}}
  
''Ohio Cemetery Records''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. (FHL films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.)
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==== Cemetery Societies  ====
  
Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "[[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]" section of this outline.
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*[http://limesstones.blogspot.com/ Exploring almost forgotten grave sites in Ohio] a blog with information on Ohio Cemeteries.
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*[http://clevelandjgs.org/cem/index.htm Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland] has information on Cemeteries in Cleveland.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcps/ Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society]  
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*[http://www.ogs.org/cemeteries/cemecomm.php Ohio Genealogical Society Cemetery Committee]
  
=== Locating Cemeteries and Transcripts ===
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=== Cemetery Transcriptions ===
  
The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published inscriptions are given in:  
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*[http://www.dar.org/ Daughters of the American Revolution]. ''Genealogical Collection''. <ref> ''Genealogical Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. {{FHL|547635|item|disp=FHL films 862012 (first of 76)}} </ref>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'' <ref>Baldwin, Henry R., ''The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records'' (Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County Public Library) {{FHL|150111|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051349; book 977.1 D2bh}}</ref> 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'' <ref>(Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972.) {{FHL|78721|item|disp=FHL films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.}} </ref>
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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. The Place Search of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists more of these records under:
  
#Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries''. Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978. (FHL book 977.1 V34o; fiche 6051415.)
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::OHIO - CEMETERIES
#Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries Addendum''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990. (FHL book 977.1 V36o supp.)
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::OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
#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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::OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
#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 1206468-94.) 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:
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'''Veterans' Graves'''
  
OHIO - CEMETERIES
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Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "[[Ohio Military Records|Ohio Military Records]]" wiki page. 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.
  
OHIO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
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'''Cemetery Locations'''
  
OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
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The known names and locations of Ohio cemeteries and information about published transcriptions are given in:
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*''Ohio Cemeteries'' <ref>Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries'' (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978.) {{FHL|34161|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051415; book 977.1 V34o}} </ref>
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*''Ohio Cemeteries Addendum'' <ref> Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. ''Ohio Cemeteries Addendum'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990.) {{FHL|590957|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 V34o supp.}} </ref>
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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.'' <ref> (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988.) {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206485-86}} </ref>  
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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 your 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  ===
 
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:  
  
#http://www.interment.net/us/oh/index.htm
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*&lt;a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/"&gt;Billion Graves&lt;/a&gt; search engine of cemeteries
#[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio.html The USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*&lt;a href="http://limesstones.blogspot.com/"&gt;Exploring almost forgotten grave sites in Ohio&lt;/a&gt;
#http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch/oh-cem.htm  
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*&lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/"&gt;Find-A-Grave&lt;/a&gt;
#[http://www.ohgenweb.org/ The OHGenWeb Project]
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*&lt;a href="http://www.interment.net/us/oh/index.htm"&gt;Interment&lt;/a&gt;
#[http://www.ohiogravestones.org/ Ohio Gravestone Photos Project] <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors --> <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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*&lt;a href="http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch/oh-cem.htm"&gt;Ohio Cemetery Inscription Search&lt;/a&gt;
#[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find-A-Grave]
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*&lt;a href="http://www.ohgenweb.org/"&gt;The OHGenWeb Project&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="http://www.ohiogravestones.org/"&gt;Ohio Gravestone Photos Project&lt;/a&gt;
[[Category:Ohio]]
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/"&gt;The USGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="http://usgwtombstones.org/ohio/ohio.html"&gt;The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project&lt;/a&gt;
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*&lt;a href="http://ohio-genealogy.net/Ohio-Cemetery-Records.cfm"&gt;Ohio Cemetery Records&lt;/a&gt; (at Ohio Genealogy) Cemetery records organized by county and city
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at;'''<br>&lt;a href="Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)"&gt;Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)&lt;/a&gt;<br>
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Ohio|Cemeteries]]

Latest revision as of 21:38, 2 August 2013

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Contents

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.

Cemetery Societies

Cemetery Transcriptions

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Collection. [1]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.
  • Baldwin, Henry R., The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records [2] The first seven volumes are cemetery records. and include church, military, cemetery, court, and family data from eastern Ohio during 1867 to 1913.
  • Ohio Cemetery Records [3]
  • 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

Veterans' Graves

Excellent sources for veterans' graves are mentioned in the "Ohio Military Records" wiki page. The National grave locator and the more localized Dayton National Cemetery have searchable sites.

Cemetery Locations

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

  • Ohio Cemeteries [4]
  • Ohio Cemeteries Addendum [5]
  • A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library as of 1988 is found in: Family History Library Catalog, Index to United States Cemeteries. [6]
  • LDS Cemetery Records
  • Many cemetery records are published in periodicals. See the Ohio Periodicals and see Periodical Source Index (PERSI).
  • Tip: If you know the name of the cemetery or the town and/or county your 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

The following websites have Ohio cemetery records online:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at;
<a href="Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)">Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)</a>

References

  1. Genealogical Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. FHL films 862012 (first of 76)
  2. Baldwin, Henry R., The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records (Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County Public Library) FHL fiche 6051349; book 977.1 D2bh
  3. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972.) FHL films 873854 item 7 and 873855 items 2-3.
  4. Smith, Maxine Hartmann, ed. Ohio Cemeteries (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978.) FHL fiche 6051415; book 977.1 V34o
  5. Klaiber, Teresa L. M., ed. Ohio Cemeteries Addendum (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990.) FHL book 977.1 V34o supp.
  6. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988.) FHL films 1206485-86

 

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