West Virginia Cemeteries

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The Family History Library has a good collection of cemetery records from West Virginia. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under each specific county.
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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Cemeteries'''
  
The West Virginia Historical Records Survey compiled the ''Cemetery Readings in West Virginia in 1939 and 1940.'' (Family History Library {{FHL|250207|film|disp=films 250207-10}}). This is a large collection of cemetery descriptions, locations, and tombstone inscriptions. These records are described in the Family History Library Catalog under each county. The original documents are at the [http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/ West Virginia University Library.  ]
 
  
An important collection of cemetery records for Harrison County and some adjacent localities is also at the Family History Library (Family History Library {{FHL|163926|film|disp=films 163926-31}}). The original records are part of the Guy W. Tetrick collection.
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=== Collections ===
  
The [http://www.wvculture.org/index.aspx West Virginia State Archives]has a partial card index to tombstone inscriptions. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection (described in [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia Genealogy]]) also contains numerous cemetery records.
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*The West Virginia Historical Records Survey compiled the ''Cemetery Readings in West Virginia in 1939 and 1940.'' {{FHL|250207|item|disp=FHL films 250207–10}} This is a large collection of cemetery descriptions, locations, and tombstone inscriptions. These records are described in the Family History Library Catalog under each county. The original documents are at the [http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/ West Virginia University Library.]  
  
=== Web Sites ===
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*The Family History Library has an extensive collection of cemetery records for West Virginia. The records are found under the following localities:
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:WEST VIRGINIA – CEMETERIES
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:WEST VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
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:WEST VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
  
http://www.dar.org/
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*An important collection of cemetery records for Harrison County and some adjacent localities is also at the Family History Library {{FHL|163926|item|disp=FHL films 163926–31}} The original records are part of the Guy W. Tetrick collection.  
  
West Virginia Cemetery Trancriptions  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/westvirginia.htm
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*The [http://www.wvculture.org/index.aspx West Virginia State Archives]has a partial card index to tombstone inscriptions.  
  
http://www.interment.net/us/wv/index.htm
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*The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection (described in [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia Genealogy]]) also contains numerous cemetery records.  
  
http://www.genealogyspot.com/state/wv.htm <br>
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*"West Virginia Cemetery Readings, 1941" database on-line [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4266 www.ancestry.com] $
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*"Grafton, West Virginia, Grafton National Cemetery, 1867-2010," database on-line [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2287 www.ancestry.com] $
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
http://westvirginia-genealogy.com/West-Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& '''Find a Grave'''] can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ny/index.htm '''Interment.net'''] cemetery-by-cemetery, alphabetical grave transcripts. Often incomplete lists.
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*[http://www.dar.org/ DAR]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/westvirginia.htm
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West Virginia Cemetery Transcriptions]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery '''Billion Graves'''] gravestone photos by name, surname, or cemetery, with GPS location. Can also filter or search by state, county, or even a specific cemetery if it has been photographed to any extent.
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*[http://www.genealogyspot.com/state/wv.htm Genealogy Spot]
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*[http://westvirginia-genealogy.com/West-Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm West Virginia Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx '''Names in Stone'''] search for graves alphabetically, or by cemetery; see grave photos and surrounding burials together on a map; flag records of interest to receive e-mail update notices.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/westvirg.html '''Tombstone Transcription Project (NYGenWeb)'''] register of cemeteries in the process of being transcribed. 
  
 
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Collections

  • The West Virginia Historical Records Survey compiled the Cemetery Readings in West Virginia in 1939 and 1940. FHL films 250207–10 This is a large collection of cemetery descriptions, locations, and tombstone inscriptions. These records are described in the Family History Library Catalog under each county. The original documents are at the West Virginia University Library.
  • The Family History Library has an extensive collection of cemetery records for West Virginia. The records are found under the following localities:
WEST VIRGINIA – CEMETERIES
WEST VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
WEST VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
  • An important collection of cemetery records for Harrison County and some adjacent localities is also at the Family History Library FHL films 163926–31 The original records are part of the Guy W. Tetrick collection.
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection (described in West Virginia Genealogy) also contains numerous cemetery records.
  • "Grafton, West Virginia, Grafton National Cemetery, 1867-2010," database on-line www.ancestry.com $

Web Sites

West Virginia Cemetery Transcriptions]