Difference between revisions of "Pennsylvania Cemeteries"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (corrected breadcrumb trail and headers)
 
(38 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania_Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'' <br>
+
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cemeteries''' {{PA-sidebar}}
  
=== Finding Cemetery Records  ===
+
== Finding Cemetery Records  ==
  
 
Cemetery records can be found in various places, but the most common are:  
 
Cemetery records can be found in various places, but the most common are:  
Line 9: Line 9:
 
*Visit the Cemetery<br>
 
*Visit the Cemetery<br>
  
===== Online Records: =====
+
=== Online  ===
  
With the explosion of family history research, there are a number of internet sites which can help you find the cemetery where your ancestors are buried. These online sources will usually have information from the actual gravestone but may also have photographs of the stones. Helpful sites are:
+
The following have significant cemetery listings for Pennsylvnia State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave]<br>
+
*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=40&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.  
*[http://www.webcemeteries.com/ Webcemeteries]<br>
+
**This site frequently has tombstone images.  
*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]<br>
+
**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs& List of cemeteries] in their database.
*[http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb]<br>
+
***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]<br>
+
****Tip: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery Lookup''' under '''''Actions''''' at the left.  
*[http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/ Pennsylvania Gravestone Photo Project]
+
***When you have a list, click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
*[http://midatlantic.rootsweb.ancestry.com/familyhart/pictures/HarrySenft/ Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures] This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.  
+
*[http://pennsylvania-genealogy.net/Pennsylvania-Cemetery-Records.cfm Pennsylvania Cemetery Records] (at Pennsylvania Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions found online organized by county and city
+
  
===== Published Records:  =====
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=websearch-3906&so=2&pcat=BMD_DEATH&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn=Jacquelyn ''Web: Pennsylvania, Find A Grave Index, 1682-2012''] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
These records can be found in book form or on the Internet. To locate cemetery books visit the library in the county or town where your ancestor died. A good source to locate published cemetery records is the [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] and [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].  
+
{{Tip| Remember:<br>
 +
# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
 +
# [http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
 +
# Weathering and damage to tombstones make [[Pennsylvania Cemeteries#Published Records|early published transcriptions]] priceless.}} <br>
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/ALL/ Linkpendium Pennsylvania Cemeteries]
 +
 
 +
**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Pennsylvania&county=0 BillionGraves Name Search]. Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search'''
 +
**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Pennsylvania&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery&start=0&limit=100 Lists of cemeteries], "Filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database.
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/pennsylvania/pennsyl.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcriptions Pennsylvania Cemeteries]
 +
**[https://www.google.com/search?q=Pennsylvania+USGenWeb+Project+stone+Transcriptions+-+Arkansas+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb#channel=sb&q=Pennsylvania+USGenWeb+Project+Tombstone+Photos+&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official USGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project-Pennsylvania] "Search" by each county.
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.interment.net/us/pa/index.htm Interment.net]
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.pennsylvaniagravestones.org/ Pennsylvania Gravestone Photo Project]
 +
 
 +
*[https://www.google.com/search?q=Harry+Senft+York+and+Adams+County+Cemetery+Pictures&client=firefox-a&hs=z1b&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4yKfU7KlBpXaoAS_uYCABA&ved=0CCUQsAQ&biw=1231&bih=882 Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures] This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.
 +
 
 +
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/PA/Cemetery-Records.htm Pennsylvania Cemetery Records] (at Pennsylvania Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions found online organized by county and city
 +
 
 +
With the explosion of family history research, there are a number of internet sites which can help you find the cemetery where your ancestors are buried. These online sources will usually have information from the actual gravestone but may also have photographs of the stones. None of the listed sites are complete so check multiple sites. Check other cemetery websites by going to Google search for the individual.
 +
 
 +
=== Published Records:  ===
 +
 
 +
These records can be found in book form or on the Internet. To locate cemetery books visit the library in the county or town where your ancestor died. A good source to locate published cemetery records is the [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] and [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].  
  
 
*The [http://www.hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania], [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/commonwealth_libraries/7225/welcome_from_the_commissioner_of_libraries/524027 State Library of Pennsylvania], and the [http://www.genpa.org/index.html Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania] have large collections of cemetery and burial records. Copies of many of their records are also at the Family History Library.<br>  
 
*The [http://www.hsp.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania], [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/commonwealth_libraries/7225/welcome_from_the_commissioner_of_libraries/524027 State Library of Pennsylvania], and the [http://www.genpa.org/index.html Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania] have large collections of cemetery and burial records. Copies of many of their records are also at the Family History Library.<br>  
Line 30: Line 53:
 
*A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is found under The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), Index to United States Cemeteries (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988; {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468-94}}.
 
*A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is found under The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), Index to United States Cemeteries (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988; {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468-94}}.
  
The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:  
+
The Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog lists more of these records under:  
  
 
PENNSYLVANIA - CEMETERIES<br> PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES<br> PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN OR TOWNSHIP] - CEMETERIES<br>  
 
PENNSYLVANIA - CEMETERIES<br> PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES<br> PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN OR TOWNSHIP] - CEMETERIES<br>  
  
===== Visit or Contact the Cemetery:  =====
+
=== Visit or Contact the Cemetery:  ===
  
 
Many times records have not been published in book form or on the Internet. If this is the case a trip or phone call to the cemetery will be necessary. Visiting the cemetery is always better than a phone call. Honoring your loved ones by visiting their final place of rest helps to establish that family connection. Also, it gives you a chance to explore who is buried near to them. Are there other family members buried near by? Maybe a young child who could not be found on other records. locating contact information for a cemetery may be difficult but the following should assist in your search.  
 
Many times records have not been published in book form or on the Internet. If this is the case a trip or phone call to the cemetery will be necessary. Visiting the cemetery is always better than a phone call. Honoring your loved ones by visiting their final place of rest helps to establish that family connection. Also, it gives you a chance to explore who is buried near to them. Are there other family members buried near by? Maybe a young child who could not be found on other records. locating contact information for a cemetery may be difficult but the following should assist in your search.  
Line 41: Line 64:
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/index.html Cemetery Junction]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/index.html Cemetery Junction]
  
{{Template:Pros-PA}}
+
== References  ==
  
<br>{{Place|Pennsylvania}}  
+
{{reflist}} <br>
  
{{Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania}}  
+
{{Pennsylvania}}
  
[[Category:Pennsylvania|Cemeteries]] [[Category:United_States_Cemeteries]]
+
[[Category:Pennsylvania, United States]][[Category:United States Cemeteries]]

Latest revision as of 21:01, 23 May 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Pennsylvania Gotoarrow.png Cemeteries

Pennsylvania Wiki Topics
Pennsylvania_flag.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Pennsylvania Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources



Finding Cemetery Records

Cemetery records can be found in various places, but the most common are:

  • Online Records
  • Published Records
  • Visit the Cemetery

Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Pennsylvnia State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries in their database.
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • Harry Senft York and Adams County Cemetery Pictures This site has 100s of 1000s of headstone pictures from over 200 cemeteries in York, Adams, and Cumberland Counties. Indexing of these headstone pictures is currently taking place. Map links are also included for easy finding of these cemeteries.

With the explosion of family history research, there are a number of internet sites which can help you find the cemetery where your ancestors are buried. These online sources will usually have information from the actual gravestone but may also have photographs of the stones. None of the listed sites are complete so check multiple sites. Check other cemetery websites by going to Google search for the individual.

Published Records:

These records can be found in book form or on the Internet. To locate cemetery books visit the library in the county or town where your ancestor died. A good source to locate published cemetery records is the FamilySearch Catalog and WorldCat.

  • The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, State Library of Pennsylvania, and the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania have large collections of cemetery and burial records. Copies of many of their records are also at the Family History Library.
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Pennsylvania cemeteries. This collection is described in the "Genealogy" section. Another important collection is Cemetery Records of Pennsylvania, 9 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1946-1968; FHL book 974.8 V3c; FHL films 823929-829931.
  • A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is found under The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), Index to United States Cemeteries (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988; FHL films 1206468-94.

The Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog lists more of these records under:

PENNSYLVANIA - CEMETERIES
PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
PENNSYLVANIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN OR TOWNSHIP] - CEMETERIES

Visit or Contact the Cemetery:

Many times records have not been published in book form or on the Internet. If this is the case a trip or phone call to the cemetery will be necessary. Visiting the cemetery is always better than a phone call. Honoring your loved ones by visiting their final place of rest helps to establish that family connection. Also, it gives you a chance to explore who is buried near to them. Are there other family members buried near by? Maybe a young child who could not be found on other records. locating contact information for a cemetery may be difficult but the following should assist in your search.

References

  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.