Pennsylvania Cemeteries

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The following websites have cemetery listings for Pennsylvania State. [[Image:ArrowGreen.svg.png|left|20x20px|ArrowGreen.svg.png]] Sites may be incomplete. They may not list all cemeteries in a county and may not include all burials in a cemetery. <br><br>  
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Pennsylvnia State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>  
  
*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.  
 
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**This site frequently has tombstone images.
**This site frequently has tombstone images  
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs& List of cemeteries] in their database.
**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n List of cemeteries] statewide for cemeteries in their database  
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***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
***You may need to narrow by county  
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****Tip: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery Lookup''' under '''''Actions''''' at the left.  
****Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave Home page], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state (Pennsylvania), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.  
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***When you have a list, click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
***Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70573 ''Web: Pennsylvania, Find A Grave Index, 1682-2012''] at Ancestry.com ($) State.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70573 ''Web: Pennsylvania, Find A Grave Index, 1682-2012''] at Ancestry.com ($) State.
  
*[http://www.webcemeteries.com/ Webcemeteries]<br>
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*[http://www.webcemeteries.com/ Webcemeteries]
*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]<br>
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb]<br>
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]<br>
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*[http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/ Pennsylvania Gravestone Photo Project]  
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*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]  
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*[http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/ Pennsylvania Gravestone Photo Project]
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*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures] This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
 
*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures] This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
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*[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Pennsylvania-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Cemetery Records] (at Pennsylvania Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions found online organized by county and city
 
*[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Pennsylvania-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Cemetery Records] (at Pennsylvania Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions found online organized by county and city
  

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Contents

Finding Cemetery Records

Cemetery records can be found in various places, but the most common are:

  • Online Records
  • Published Records
  • Visit the Cemetery

Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Pennsylvnia State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries in their database.
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.
  • Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.

With the explosion of family history research, there are a number of internet sites which can help you find the cemetery where your ancestors are buried. These online sources will usually have information from the actual gravestone but may also have photographs of the stones. None of the listed sites are complete so check multiple sites. Check other cemetery websites by going to Google search for the individual.

Published Records:

These records can be found in book form or on the Internet. To locate cemetery books visit the library in the county or town where your ancestor died. A good source to locate published cemetery records is the Family History Library Catalog and WorldCat.

  • The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, State Library of Pennsylvania, and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania have large collections of cemetery and burial records. Copies of many of their records are also at the Family History Library.
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Pennsylvania cemeteries. This collection is described in the "Genealogy" section. Another important collection is Cemetery Records of Pennsylvania, 9 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1946-1968; FHL book 974.8 V3c; FHL films 823929-829931.
  • A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is found under The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), Index to United States Cemeteries (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988; FHL films 1206468-94.

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

PENNSYLVANIA - CEMETERIES
PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN OR TOWNSHIP] - CEMETERIES

Visit or Contact the Cemetery:

Many times records have not been published in book form or on the Internet. If this is the case a trip or phone call to the cemetery will be necessary. Visiting the cemetery is always better than a phone call. Honoring your loved ones by visiting their final place of rest helps to establish that family connection. Also, it gives you a chance to explore who is buried near to them. Are there other family members buried near by? Maybe a young child who could not be found on other records. locating contact information for a cemetery may be difficult but the following should assist in your search.