Indiana, Ripley County, Osgood, Greendale Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Osgood, Ripley, Indiana, United States
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Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1861-2007
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains records from the Greendale Cemetery Association in Osgood, Indiana. The collection includes burial records, cemetery plots, and lists of veterans for the years 1861-2007.

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You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Indiana, Ripley County, Osgood, Greendale Cemetery Records, 1861-2007.

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Cemetery Records may include the following:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Name of mortuary
  • Burial lot number

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Death date

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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.

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  • 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?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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 your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
  • 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.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • 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.

Collection Citation:

“Indiana, Ripley County, Osgood, Greendale Cemetery Records, 1861-2007.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Greendale Cemetery Association, Osgood, Indiana.

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