Ohio, Summit County, Veteran Burial Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Summit, Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Burial
Collection years 1700-1941
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What is in the Collection?

These records include Veterans of Foreign Wars burial cards and veterans grave registration cards acquired from the Summit County Public Library, Arkron Ohio. The collection covers the years 1700 to 1941.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The cards generally list the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • War in which veteran served
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Next of kin
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Branch of service, rank and unit of service
  • Discharge date and place
  • Cemetery record includes grave number, book number and page of record
  • Source of information

Collection Content

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How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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  2. Select Record type, year range and volume number or letter

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What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record. (Only keep this sentence if the collection is obituaries or cemetery records)
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
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Citing this Collection

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Collection citation:

“Ohio, Summit County, Veteran Burial Cards, 1700-1941.” Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Ohio, Summit County, Veteran Burial Cards, 1700-1941.


Image citation:

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