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Cemeteries & Other Death Related Records


The following is a list of cemetery, obituary, and death record resources that our members have found useful. You should note that the majority of cemetery sites are volunteer created and/or supported. Many are projects of local genealogical societies, and you should always look for society websites in your area of interest. You might well find that they have created a local cemetery website or have published books of cemetery transcriptions. They can also often provide information about funeral homes in their area.

Remember, too, the age in which we are living and recognize that funeral homes and cemeteries may be concerned with privacy issues. That shouldn't stop you, but you should be prepared to specify connection/relationship to the people you are researching. Both funeral homes and cemeteries may be willing to research surnames for you, often for a fee. so always ask.

Find a Grave.comThis free site is primarily volunteer fed and claims to have registered more than 43 million graves. You can search using a variety of criteria. The information available depends largely on the volunteers providing the information and ranges from tombstone transcription to photographs of all stones in a given cemetery.

Daily Obituary Times The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries. It is free and is searchable. If you choose, you can subscribe to have entries sent to you daily,ten twice a day by emai - the index averages over 2500 entries a day. You can search the indexes' database.

USGenWeb Tombstone Project Free volunteer driven projects for transcribing tombstones in all 50 states. As with all volunteer projects, it is a bit hit or miss, but it is well worth a look.

Cemetery Junction A massive searchable index of cemeteries, in which cemeteries are listed alphabetically by state. The index also allows you to any other state from any page. Cemeteries that have been transcribed outside of Cemetery Junction often have links to transcriptions entered by volunteers not affiliated with Cemetery Junction,

Funeral Homes Online Provides a comprehensive list of funeral homes, with contact information, by state and then alphabetically.

Last updated: 14 March 2010

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