African Americans typically maintained separate burial grounds.
- Main article: Virginia African Americans
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. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section. Additional tombstone inscriptions have been published in the magazines mentioned in the “Periodicals” section.
A list of Virginia cemeteries is in:
- Hogg, Anne M., and Dennis A. Tosh. Virginia Cemeteries: A Guide to Resources. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia, 1986. (Family History Library book 975.5 V34v.) Lists sources of information on cemeteries, their name, and location. Arranged by county.
A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:
- 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. (Family History Library films 1206468-94.) Film 1206492 includes Virginia and Washington.
The Family History Library Catalog Place Search lists more of these records under:
VIRGINIA - CEMETERIES
VIRGINIA, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
VIRGINIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
VIRGINIA, [INDEPENDENT CITY] - CEMETERIES
Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:
- Virginia Funeral Home Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Robert A. Lancaster, Historic Virginia Homes and Churches (Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1915), 58. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.