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Hawthorne Cemetery gravestones, Nevada

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.

Online Resources

  • Billion Graves can be searched by name, surname, or cemetery. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often comes with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members with links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Interment.net includes many Nevada cemetery transcriptions
  • Access Genealogy provides links to Nevada cemetery transcriptions and indexes.

Statewide Collections

There is no major statewide collection or index of cemetery transcripts available at present. The Northeastern Nevada Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1903, Elko, Nevada 89801, is currently compiling cemetery records and will do look-ups. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains inscriptions from some Nevada cemeteries (see Nevada Genealogy). The Nevada Historical Society and several county libraries have collected mortuary records that date back to the 1870's.

Family History Library Collection

Contains a list of cemetery names and addresses for each county in Nevada

Contains cemetery listings for most of southern Nevada.


Several Nevada Periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Nevada cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).