West Virginia Cemeteries

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*The West Virginia Historical Records Survey compiled the ''Cemetery Readings in West Virginia in 1939 and 1940.'' {{FHL|135347|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.]
 
*The West Virginia Historical Records Survey compiled the ''Cemetery Readings in West Virginia in 1939 and 1940.'' {{FHL|135347|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.]
  
*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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*The Family History Library has an extensive collection of cemetery records for West Virginia. The records are found in the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|'''FamilySearch Catalog''']] under the following localities and can be ordered at thousands of [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] worldwide.:
  
 
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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 in the FamilySearch Catalog under the following localities and can be ordered at thousands of Family History Centers worldwide.:
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

  • 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.
  • Interment.net cemetery-by-cemetery, alphabetical grave transcripts. Often incomplete lists.
  • DAR
  • West Virginia Cemetery Transcriptions
  • 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.
  • Genealogy Spot
  • West Virginia Cemetery Records
  • 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.
  • Tombstone Transcription Project (NYGenWeb) register of cemeteries in the process of being transcribed.