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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cemeteries''' {{VA-sidebar}}
  
=== Cemetery Resources  ===
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== Online  ==
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Virginia 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>
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=48&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.
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**This site frequently has tombstone images.
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs& List of cemeteries] in their database.
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***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
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****Tip: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery Lookup''' under '''''Actions''''' at the left.
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***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.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70635 ''Web: Virginia, Find A Grave Index, 1607-2012 Free''] at Ancestry.com ($) State.
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{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [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.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make early published transcriptions priceless.}} <br>
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*[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=Virginia&county=0 BillionGraves Name Search]. Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search'''
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**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Virginia&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.
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*[http://www.interment.net/US/ar/index.htm Interment.net]
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**Lists of cemeteries in the counties.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VA/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://virginiagravestones.org/ Virginia Gravestones]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/VA/Cemetery-Records.htm Virginia Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/catalog/recndx16.html D'ADDEZIO]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/virginia/virginia.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcriptions]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/virginia-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.markerhistory.com/tag/cemetery/page/6/ Cemetery Historical Markers]- at MarkerHistory.com. Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620. See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the [http://www.markerhistory.com/maps/ Cemetery Marker Map].
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*[http://www.blackcemeteriesportsmouthva.org/ African American Historic Cemeteries of Portsmouth Virginia]
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*[http://www.aacemeteriesva.org/ African American Cemeteries of Tidewater Virginia]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/va/index.htm Cemetery Census]<br>
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== Cemetery Resources  ==
  
 
The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry County, Virginia]] at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.<ref>(1) "The Oldest Tombstone," ''The William and Mary Quarterly,'' Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):195-197. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914961 JSTOR] - free; (2) Robert A. Lancaster, ''Historic Virginia Homes and Churches'' (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/historicvirginia00lanc#page/58/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.</ref>  
 
The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry County, Virginia]] at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.<ref>(1) "The Oldest Tombstone," ''The William and Mary Quarterly,'' Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):195-197. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1914961 JSTOR] - free; (2) Robert A. Lancaster, ''Historic Virginia Homes and Churches'' (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/historicvirginia00lanc#page/58/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.</ref>  
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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|613269|item|disp=FHL film 1206468-94, 1206492}} Includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.  
 
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|613269|item|disp=FHL film 1206468-94, 1206492}} Includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.  
  
The Family History Library has copies of many {{FHL|338740|subject_id|disp= cemetery records}} from [[Virginia]]. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the [[Virginia Periodicals]] section  
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The Family History Library has copies of many {{FHL|338740|subject_id|disp= cemetery records}} from [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]]. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the [[Virginia Periodicals]] section  
  
 
{{RecordSearch|1386587|Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records}} Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.  
 
{{RecordSearch|1386587|Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records}} Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.  
  
*To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the Family History Library Catalog for:
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*To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
 
*[http://virginiagravestones.org/ Virginia Gravestones]
 
 
*[http://virginia-genealogy.org/Virginia-Cemetery-Records.htm Virginia Cemetery Records]
 
 
*[http://www.markerhistory.com/tag/cemetery/page/6/ Cemetery Historical Markers]- at MarkerHistory.com. Cemetery dates begin as early as 1620. See also the Cemetery Historical Markers on the [http://www.markerhistory.com/maps/ Cemetery Marker Map].
 
  
 
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Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Virginia 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.

Cemetery Resources

The earliest tomb in Virginia with a legible inscription is that of Mrs. Alice Jordan, who died in 1650 in Surry County, Virginia at Four Mile Tree Plantation on the James River.[1]

African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.

Main article: Virginia African Americans


Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources. (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986.) FHL book 975.5 V34v Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county. A list of Virginia cemeteries.

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 1206468-94, 1206492 Includes Virginia and Washington. A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library.

The Family History Library has copies of many cemetery records from Virginia. This includes the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Genealogical Collection of tombstone inscriptions. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the Virginia Periodicals section

Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records Online in FamilySearch Historical Records.

  • To access cemetery records available through the Family History Library, use the Place-names Search in the FamilySearch Catalog for:



Virginiatomb.jpg


References

  1. (1) "The Oldest Tombstone," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):195-197. Digital version at JSTOR - free; (2) Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.