Virginia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Virginia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976 .
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Fluvanna, Virginia, United States
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Location of Fluvanna County, Virginia
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Record Description
Record Type Funeral Home Records
Collection years 1929-1976
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes images of Colbert Funeral Home records from 1929–1976. The funeral home, located in Bremo Bluff, served residents of Fluvanna County and surrounding counties. Funeral records are financial ledgers or papers showing the costs involved with arranging the funeral of the individual. Funerals are generally held and recorded in the locality where the person resided or is buried. The name of the deceased, death date, and death place are quite reliable. Other information provided will only be as reliable as the informant’s knowledge or memory.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Virginia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information on the deceased included in the funeral ledger are:

  • Name and age
  • Death date and place
  • Residence
  • Burial date and place
  • Birth date and place
  • Name of informant
  • Date and place of funeral
  • Date and place of burial

Record may also include deceased’s:

  • father’s name and birthplace
  • Mother’s name, including maiden name, and birthplace
  • Religious preference

Collection Contents

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How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Approximate death date

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Date Range
  2. Select Record Type to view the images.

This collection contains two record types: “Funeral Records” which are images of the ledger pages, and “Index” which is images of the index pages for each ledger except for the date range 1973–1976. Viewing the “Index” record type allows you to locate the name you are looking for and find an approximate page number for each funeral entered in the ledger. The page number from the ledger will give you an approximate image number which can then be located in the “Funeral Record” record type.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

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.
  • 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.

I Can't Find Who 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 including nearby funeral homes.
  • 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.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

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:

"Virginia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Colbert Funeral Home, Bremo Bluff.


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 Virginia, Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976.


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