Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Harris, Texas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1895-2008
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains burial applications, obituaries, lot books, interment documents, mausoleum records, and plot maps from the historic Hollywood Cemetery near downtown Houston.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Records of Interments or burials usually include the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Place of birth
  • Last residence
  • Age (Days, Months, Years)
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Date of interment (burial)
  • Place of interment, including section, lot and space of grave
  • Name of undertaker
  • Nearest relative or friend

Mausoleum Burials usually include the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date of birth

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The approximate date of burial.

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, Date Range, Volume" 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. Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any 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:

"Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016.

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 Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008.

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