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=== Finding Cemetery Records  ===
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== Finding United States Cemetery Records  ==
  
The majority of us will end up in the same place, a cemetery. Our final resting place where family and friends can come visit us. But, for the family researcher cemetery records are not a dead end. Locating where an individual is buried can lead to additional records. These records may include:  
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=== About United States Cemetery Records  ===
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The majority of us will end up in the same place, a cemetery. Our final resting place where family and friends can come visit us. But, for the family researcher cemetery records are not a dead end. Locating where an individual is buried can lead to additional records which may help fill out the life story of that individual. These records may include:  
  
 
*death certificates<br>  
 
*death certificates<br>  
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*information concerning other family members.
 
*information concerning other family members.
  
Cemetery records can be found in various places, but the most common are:
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=== ''How to Find Cemetery Records''  ===
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To locate cemetery records for particular states, click on a state name below.<br>
  
*Online Records<br>
 
*Published Records<br>
 
*Visit the Cemetery<br>
 
 
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*[[Image:Alabama flag.png|border|22x15px|Alabama flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alabama Cemeteries|Alabama]]  
*[[Image:Alaska flag.png|border|22x15px|Alaska flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alaska Vital Records|Alaska]]  
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*[[Image:Alaska flag.png|border|22x15px|Alaska flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Alaska Cemeteries|Alaska]]  
*[[Image:Arizona flag.png|border|22x15px|Arizona flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arizona Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Arizona]]  
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*[[Image:Arizona flag.png|border|22x15px|Arizona flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arizona Cemeteries|Arizona]]  
*[[Image:Arkansas flag.png|border|22x15px|Arkansas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arkansas Birth, Marriage and Death Records|Arkansas]]  
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*[[Image:Arkansas flag.png|border|22x15px|Arkansas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Arkansas Cemeteries|Arkansas]]  
*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x15px|California flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[California Vital Records|California]]  
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*[[Image:California flag.png|border|22x15px|California flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[California Cemeteries|California]]  
*[[Image:Colorado flag.png|border|22x15px|Colorado flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colorado Vital Records|Colorado]]  
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*[[Image:Colorado flag.png|border|22x15px|Colorado flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colorado Cemeteries|Colorado]]  
*[[Image:Connecticut flag.png|border|22x13px|Connecticut flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Connecticut Vital Records|Connecticut]]  
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*[[Image:Connecticut flag.png|border|22x13px|Connecticut flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Connecticut Cemeteries|Connecticut]]  
*[[Image:Delaware flag.png|border|22x15px|Delaware flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Delaware Vital Records|Delaware]]  
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*[[Image:Delaware flag.png|border|22x15px|Delaware flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Delaware Cemeteries|Delaware]]  
*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x11px|District of Columbia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[District of Columbia Vital Records|District of Columbia]]  
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*[[Image:District of Columbia flag.png|border|22x11px|District of Columbia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[District of Columbia Cemeteries|District of Columbia]]  
*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x15px|Florida flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Florida Vital Records|Florida]]  
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*[[Image:Florida flag.png|border|22x15px|Florida flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Florida Cemeteries|Florida]]  
*[[Image:Georgia flag.png|border|22x14px|Georgia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Georgia Vital Records|Georgia]]  
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*[[Image:Georgia flag.png|border|22x14px|Georgia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Georgia Cemeteries|Georgia]]  
*[[Image:Hawaii flag.png|border|22x11px|Hawaii flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Hawaii Vital Records|Hawaii]]  
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*[[Image:Hawaii flag.png|border|22x11px|Hawaii flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Hawaii Cemeteries|Hawaii]]  
*[[Image:Idaho flag.png|border|22x18px|Idaho flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho]]  
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*[[Image:Idaho flag.png|border|22x18px|Idaho flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Idaho Cemeteries|Idaho]]  
*[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|22x13px|Illinois flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Illinois Vital Records|Illinois]]  
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*[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|22x13px|Illinois flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Illinois Cemeteries|Illinois]]  
*[[Image:Indiana flag.png|border|22x15px|Indiana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Indiana Vital Records|Indiana]]  
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*[[Image:Indiana flag.png|border|22x15px|Indiana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Indiana Cemeteries|Indiana]]  
*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x15px|Iowa flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Iowa Vital Records|Iowa]]  
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*[[Image:Iowa flag.png|border|22x15px|Iowa flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Iowa Cemeteries|Iowa]]  
*[[Image:Kansas flag.png|border|22x13px|Kansas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kansas Vital Records|Kansas]]
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*[[Image:Kansas flag.png|border|22x13px|Kansas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kansas Cemeteries|Kansas]]
  
 
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*[[Image:Kentucky flag.png|border|22x15px|Kentucky flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kentucky Vital Records|Kentucky]]  
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*[[Image:Kentucky flag.png|border|22x15px|Kentucky flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky]]  
*[[Image:Louisiana flag.png|border|22x15px|Louisiana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Louisiana Vital Records|Louisiana]]  
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*[[Image:Louisiana flag.png|border|22x15px|Louisiana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Louisiana Cemeteries|Louisiana]]  
*[[Image:Maine flag.png|border|22x15px|Maine flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maine Vital Records|Maine]]  
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*[[Image:Maine flag.png|border|22x15px|Maine flag.png]] [[Maine Cemeteries|Maine]]  
*[[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|22x15px|Maryland flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maryland Vital Records|Maryland]]  
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*[[Image:Maryland flag.png|border|22x15px|Maryland flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Maryland Cemeteries|Maryland]]  
*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px|Massachusetts flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Massachusetts Vital Records|Massachusetts]]  
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*[[Image:Massachusetts flag.png|border|22x13px|Massachusetts flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Massachusetts Cemeteries|Massachusetts]]  
*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|border|22x15px|Michigan flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Michigan Vital Records|Michigan]]  
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*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|border|22x15px|Michigan flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Michigan Cemeteries|Michigan]]  
*[[Image:Minnesota flag.png|border|22x14px|Minnesota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Minnesota Vital Records|Minnesota]]  
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*[[Image:Minnesota flag.png|border|22x14px|Minnesota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Minnesota Cemeteries|Minnesota]]  
*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px|Mississippi flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Mississippi Vital Records|Mississippi]]  
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*[[Image:Mississippi flag.png|border|22x13px|Mississippi flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Mississippi Cemeteries|Mississippi]]  
*[[Image:Missouri flag.png|border|22x13px|Missouri flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Missouri Vital Records|Missouri]]  
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*[[Image:Missouri flag.png|border|22x13px|Missouri flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Missouri Cemeteries|Missouri]]  
*[[Image:Montana flag.png|border|22x15px|Montana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Montana Vital Records|Montana]]  
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*[[Image:Montana flag.png|border|22x15px|Montana flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Montana Cemeteries|Montana]]  
*[[Image:Nebraska flag.png|border|22x13px|Nebraska flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Nebraska Vital Records|Nebraska]]  
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*[[Image:Nebraska flag.png|border|22x13px|Nebraska flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska]]  
*[[Image:Nevada flag.png|border|22x15px|Nevada flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Nevada Vital Records|Nevada]]  
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*[[Image:Nevada flag.png|border|22x15px|Nevada flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Nevada Cemeteries|Nevada]]  
*[[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|border|22x15px|New Hampshire flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Hampshire Vital Records|New Hampshire]]  
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*[[Image:New Hampshire flag.png|border|22x15px|New Hampshire flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Hampshire Cemeteries|New Hampshire]]  
*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x15px|New Jersey flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Jersey Vital Records|New Jersey]]  
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*[[Image:New Jersey flag.png|border|22x15px|New Jersey flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Jersey Cemeteries|New Jersey]]  
*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x15px|New Mexico flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Mexico Vital Records|New Mexico]]  
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*[[Image:New Mexico flag.png|border|22x15px|New Mexico flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New Mexico Cemeteries|New Mexico]]  
*[[Image:New York flag.png|border|22x11px|New York flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New York Vital Records|New York]]  
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*[[Image:New York flag.png|border|22x11px|New York flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[New York Cemeteries|New York]]  
*[[Image:North Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px|North Carolina flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[North Carolina Vital Records|North Carolina]]
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*[[Image:North Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px|North Carolina flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina]]
  
 
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*[[Image:North Dakota flag.png|border|22x17px|North Dakota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota]]  
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*[[Image:North Dakota flag.png|border|22x17px|North Dakota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[North Dakota Cemeteries|North Dakota]]  
*[[Image:Ohio flag.png|border|22x14px|Ohio flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ohio Vital Records|Ohio]]  
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*[[Image:Ohio flag.png|border|22x14px|Ohio flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio]]  
*[[Image:Oklahoma flag.png|border|22x15px|Oklahoma flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oklahoma Vital Records|Oklahoma]]  
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*[[Image:Oklahoma flag.png|border|22x15px|Oklahoma flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oklahoma Cemeteries|Oklahoma]]  
*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px|Oregon flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oregon Vital Records|Oregon]]  
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*[[Image:Oregon flag.png|border|22x13px|Oregon flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Oregon Cemeteries|Oregon]]  
*[[Image:Pennsylvania flag.png|border|22x15px|Pennsylvania flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania]]  
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*[[Image:Pennsylvania flag.png|border|22x15px|Pennsylvania flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Pennsylvania Cemeteries|Pennsylvania]]  
*[[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|border|21x20px|Rhode Island flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Rhode Island Vital Records|Rhode Island]]  
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*[[Image:Rhode Island flag.png|border|21x20px|Rhode Island flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Rhode Island Cemeteries|Rhode Island]]  
*[[Image:South Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px|South Carolina flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[South Carolina Vital Records|South Carolina]]  
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*[[Image:South Carolina flag.png|border|22x15px|South Carolina flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[South Carolina Cemeteries|South Carolina]]  
*[[Image:South Dakota flag.png|border|22x13px|South Dakota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[South Dakota Vital Records|South Dakota]]  
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*[[Image:South Dakota flag.png|border|22x13px|South Dakota flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[South Dakota Cemeteries|South Dakota]]  
*[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|border|22x13px|Tennessee flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee]]  
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*[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|border|22x13px|Tennessee flag.png]] [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Tennessee]]  
*[[Image:Texas flag.png|border|22x15px|Texas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Texas Vital Records|Texas]]  
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*[[Image:Texas flag.png|border|22x15px|Texas flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Texas Cemeteries|Texas]]  
*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x15px|Utah flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Utah Vital Records|Utah]]  
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*[[Image:Utah flag.png|border|22x15px|Utah flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Utah Cemeteries|Utah]]  
*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x13px|Vermont flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Vermont Vital Records|Vermont]]  
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*[[Image:Vermont flag.png|border|22x13px|Vermont flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Vermont Cemeteries|Vermont]]  
*[[Image:Virginia flag.png|border|22x15px|Virginia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Virginia Vital Records|Virginia]]  
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*[[Image:Virginia flag.png|border|22x15px|Virginia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia]]  
*[[Image:Washington flag.png|border|22x13px|Washington flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Washington Vital Records|Washington]]  
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*[[Image:Washington flag.png|border|22x13px|Washington flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Washington Cemeteries|Washington]]  
*[[Image:West Virginia flag.png|border|22x12px|West Virginia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 8|West Virginia]]  
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*[[Image:West Virginia flag.png|border|22x12px|West Virginia flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[West Virginia Cemeteries|West Virginia]]  
*[[Image:Wisconsin flag.png|border|22x15px|Wisconsin flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wisconsin Vital Records|Wisconsin]]  
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*[[Image:Wisconsin flag.png|border|22x15px|Wisconsin flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wisconsin Cemeteries|Wisconsin]]  
*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x15px|Wyoming flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wyoming Vital Records|Wyoming]]
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*[[Image:Wyoming flag.png|border|22x15px|Wyoming flag.png]]&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Wyoming Cemeteries|Wyoming]]
  
 
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===== Online Records:  =====
 
 
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. Helpful sites are:
 
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave]<br>
 
*[http://www.webcemeteries.com/ Webcemeteries]<br>
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]<br>
 
*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb]<br>
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]<br>
 
*[http://iowagravestones.org/ IowaGravestonses.org]<br>
 
*[http://iowawpagraves.org/ Iowa WPA Graves Registration]<br>
 
*[http://www.savinggraves.net/index.php/state-websites Saving Graves]<br>
 
 
===== 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 [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] and [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].
 
 
===== 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.<br>
 
 
*[http://www.whitepages.com/ White Pages]<br>
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/index.html Cemetery Junction]
 

Revision as of 18:48, 14 February 2013

Finding United States Cemetery Records

About United States Cemetery Records

The majority of us will end up in the same place, a cemetery. Our final resting place where family and friends can come visit us. But, for the family researcher cemetery records are not a dead end. Locating where an individual is buried can lead to additional records which may help fill out the life story of that individual. These records may include:

  • death certificates
  • obituaries
  • military records
  • funeral home records
  • information concerning other family members.

How to Find Cemetery Records

To locate cemetery records for particular states, click on a state name below.