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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1833 to 2006.
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These records are of various types for several cemeteries in Danville, Virginia for the years 1833 to 2006. They contain burial records, deed books, and plot books. The cemeteries included are:  
 
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These records are of various types for several cemeteries in Danville, Virginia. They contain burial records, deed books, and plot books. The cemeteries included are:  
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*Green Hill Cemetery  
 
*Green Hill Cemetery  
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*Schoolfield Cemetery
 
*Schoolfield Cemetery
  
Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed.&nbsp;
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Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed.  
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.&nbsp;
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Virginia. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
  
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Virginia.&nbsp;
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Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot.
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The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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For a list of records by cemeteries currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1386587/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Virginia, Danville City Cemetary Records, 1833-2006." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Public Works Department.}}  
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[[Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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Image:Virginia Danville City Cemetery Records (10-0771) Example 1 DGS 4134309 25.jpg|Cemetery Records Example 1
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Image:Virginia Danville City Cemetery Records (10-0771) Example 2 DGS 4134252 38.jpg|Cemetery Records Example 2
 
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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Information found in this collection may include:  
  
 
*Name of cemetery  
 
*Name of cemetery  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Cemetery Name ⇒ Select the Record Description which takes you to the images.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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*Name of the deceased
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*Other identifying information such as the birth and death date
  
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the "Cemetery Name" <br>⇒ Select the "Record Description" which takes you to the images.
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
For example:  
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=== Using the Information  ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
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Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
*Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.  
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*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Virginia, Cemetery Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Virginia Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Virginia Genealogy]].}}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[Danville, Virginia|Danville, Virginia]]  
 
*[[Danville, Virginia|Danville, Virginia]]  
 
*[[Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania County, Virginia]]  
 
*[[Pittsylvania County, Virginia|Pittsylvania County, Virginia]]  
*[[Virginia]]  
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*[[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]]  
 
*[[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]]
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
  
"Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records, 1833-2006," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 10 May 2012), Oakhill Cemetary &gt; Cemetary records, 1971-2006 &gt; image 10 of 42, Thelma Ann Johns Barksdale, burial, 14 November 1975; citing City of Danville Public Works Department.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Virginia, Danville City Cemetary Records, 1833-2006." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Public Works Department, Danville, Virginia.}}
  
 
[[Category:Virginia|Cemetery]]
 
[[Category:Virginia|Cemetery]]

Latest revision as of 18:22, 4 June 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

These records are of various types for several cemeteries in Danville, Virginia for the years 1833 to 2006. They contain burial records, deed books, and plot books. The cemeteries included are:

  • Green Hill Cemetery
  • Grove Street Cemetery
  • Highland Burial Park
  • Leemont Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Schoolfield Cemetery

Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed.

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Virginia. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records, 1833-2006.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of deceased
  • Number and location of grave
  • Birth and death dates (usually year only)
  • Sometimes, a brief biography of deceased
  • Names of close family members such as spouse, parents, or children
  • Undertaker or mortuary

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Other identifying information such as the birth and death date

Search the Collection

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Cemetery Name"
⇒ Select the "Record Description" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Virginia, Danville City Cemetary Records, 1833-2006." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Public Works Department, Danville, Virginia.

 

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