Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.
- The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from Georgia cemeteries. This is described in Georgia Genealogy. Another important collection is Cemetery Records of Georgia, 16 Volumes. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1946-52; FHL microfilms 873725-28; microfiche 6046960; book 975.8 V22c
- Many tombstone inscriptions have been published in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly and in other journals described in Georgia Periodicals. Burial lists for Union and Confederate soldiers have also been published.
- A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL film 1206470
- The Family History Library Catalog Place-names Search lists local cemetery records under:
- GEORGIA - CEMETERIES
- GEORGIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
- GEORGIA, [COUNTY],[TOWN] - CEMETERIES
- To locate additional records, see Ted O. Brooke, Georgia Cemetery Directory and Bibliography of Georgia Cemetery Reference Sources (Marietta, Georgia: T.O. Brooke, 1985; At various libraries (WorldCat); 975.8823 V33br).
- Georgia Cemetery Records
- Find a Grave
- USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
- BillionGraves Also found on FamilySearch.org