Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1867-2013 .
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|Pulaski, Arkansas, United States|
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|Location of Pulaski County, Arkansas|
|Location of Arkansas|
|Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains images of cemetery records including burial and lot sales books and 3 x 5 index burial cards for the years 1867 to 2013.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arkansas, Oakland and Fra...metery Records, 1867-2013.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The burial books usually include the following:
- Name of deceased
- Whether adult, child or infant
- Burial date
- Burial place
- Burial permit number
- If a pauper
- Fees charged
- Name of undertaker
Lot sales usually include the following:
- Name of purchaser
- Amount paid
- Lot number
- Purchase date
- Signatures of witnesses
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The age of your ancestor.
- The approximate date of death.
- The names of relatives and associates.
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 the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume or record name, volume number (if given), year range, 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. 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.
What Do I Do Next?
Once 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 information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- 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.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames. You should also look for abbreviated names and nicknames.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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.
- “Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1867-2013” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery. Little Rock.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
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