Virginia, Lynchburg, Old City Cemetery, Diuguid Funeral Home records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of images of cemetery and funeral home records for Lynchburg, Virginia for the years 1820 to 1971.
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
The key genealogical facts found in burial records include the following:
- Full name of Deceased
- Date place of Burial
- Age (Year, Month, Day)
- Cause of Death
In addition, they may also list the following:
- Birth year
- Names of children
- Mortuary or undertaker
- Name of purchaser of the plot
- Location of the plot
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search you will need to know the following:
- The person’s name
- The approximate burial or death date
Search the Collection
To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________" which takes you to the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
- Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
- Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
- Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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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.
- "Virginia, Lynchburg, Old City Cemetery, Diuguid Funeral Home records, 1820-1971." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Diuguid Funeral Home, Lynchburg, Virginia.
|The image citation will be available once the collection is published.|