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- *Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
- Two important collections of cemetery records are:
- - Brinley, Lorine. Cemetery Records: A Texas and Louisiana Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1959. (Family History Library book 976 A1 no. 3; film 908964 Item 8.) This contains card indexes.Transcripts for many cemetery are on films 206289-303.
- -Cemetery Records of Texas. Six Volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1956-63. (Family History Library book 976.4 V3d; films 897234-35.)
- Lists of the cemeteries in each county that are included in the above collections are in Sharry Crofford-Gould, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions: A Source Index. San Antonio, Texas: Limited Editions, 1977. (Family History Library book 976.4 A1 no. 56.)
- Some of the earliest burials in Texas are recorded in Mrs. Malcolm B. Biggerstaff, Four Thousand Tombstone Inscriptions from Texas, 1745-1870: Along the Old San Antonio Road and the Trail of Austin's Colonists. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1952. (Family History Library book 976.4 V3b.)
- The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection also contains tombstone inscriptions from many Texas cemeteries. This collection is described in the "Genealogy" article in this Wiki.