Texas, Bexar, San Antonio, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007 .
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|San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States|
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|Location of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas|
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- 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?
The collection consists of miscellaneous cemetery records from the city of San Antonio, Texas. Records from the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, and San Jose Burial Park are included. Original records are in the custody of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. The records cover the years 1893-2007.
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|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Cemetery records usually include the following information:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date of Death
- Location of grave
- Race and marital status
- Place of nativity
- Name of undertaker or mortuary
While not covered by this collection generally, this cemetery may be a good place to look especially if the deceased served in the military, or in some cases was the spouse of one who served in the military. This cemetery is very large.
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search you will need to know:
- Your ancestor's name
- Other identifying information such as the approximate death date
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category 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?
When 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 is 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 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?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
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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.
- "Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Municipal Archives and Records Facility.
|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 Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007.|
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