Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995 .
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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards
Collection years 1836-1995
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of an index and images of interment index cards from the Magnolia Cemetery Inc. in Mobile. The collection covers the years 1836 to 1995.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

These records usually contain the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date interred
  • Name of funeral director or undertaker
  • Location of grave
  • Cause of death
  • Book, page and jacket number of burial record
  • Death date
  • Birth date
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Permit and grave details
  • Name of informant

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate burial or death date.
  • The names of other family members who may be mentioned and their relationships.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Surname Range" 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.

With either search 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s cemetery record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the book, page and jacket number to find the actual burial record at the cemetery.
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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 who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The cemetery these records are from still exists today. Family members of those found in the records who died after the records were written may also be interred in this cemetery. Glenwood Cemetery maintains a website with additional information on those later burials.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Friends of Magnolia Cemetery Inc., Mobile.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Alabama, Mobile Magnolia Cemetery Interment Cards, 1836-1995.

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