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.
Nebraska is the home of Fort McPherson, the site of a national cemetery established in 1873 on a 20 acre tract of the Fort McPherson Military Reservation. The remains of soldiers buried at a number of other forts in the intermountain area were relocated to the Fort McPherson National Cemetery between 1878 and 1947.
The Nebraska State Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library in Washington, D.C. have 19 volumes of cemetery transcripts. These list over 110,000 names from 150 cemeteries collected from 1975 to 1979 by Clarabelle Mares and Kathrine Petersen. Additional cemetery records are found in the DAR collection described in the "Genealogy" section.
The following websites have Nebraska cemetery records online: