Information about how to use cemeteries as well as cemetery locations.
African American Cemetieries Online [offsite link]
The Millennium Project: "People working together to build an online database
of African American genealogical material for the 21st century"
Cemetery History and Preservation Links [offsite link]
Over 100 Links to resources on cemetery history
Cemetery Junction [offsite link]
This site is about helping the genealogy community find information about their ancestors. Cemeteries are an excellent source for genealogy, and are especially prone to surprises!
Cemetery Photos [offsite link]
Cemetery Photos is a project designed to help people obtain photos of headstone
in areas that they can’t get to themselves.
We have over 3500 volunteers covering 24 Countries.
Our volunteers work on a free to cost recovery basis.
Cyndi´s List - Cemeteries & Funeral Homes [offsite link]
Huge Resource - worth looking into.
Death, Tombstones & Genealogy
Death is a very sorrowful time, but when it does occur, it will generate sources we can use in our genealogical endeavors. It is important for us that are living; to ponder what documents will be generated at our death
Distant Cousin.com [offsite link]
We have compiled a database of approximately 120,000 tombstone transcriptions which include photographic images in most cases. These records have been gathered via visits to a number of cemeteries, the majority of which are found in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, we receive photographs and transcriptions both with and without photographs from cemeteries in additional states which are searchable via the "all cemeteries" search below.
Documenting a Cemetery
You´ve talked to your local town hall, and you have a cemetery that you are SURE has not been documented yet. Here´s how you get started so you create a useful product!
Find a Grave [offsite link]
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add ´virtual flowers´ and a note to a loved one´s grave, etc.
Over 7 Million grave records.
GeneaSearch Records Online [offsite link]
Links to online cemetery indexes and online cemetery records as well as information about other cemeteries.
Gravestone Rubbing Dangers
Many states have now made Gravestone rubbing illegal. Find out here what NOT to do.
Interment.net [offsite link]
Cemetery Transcritpion Library over 3,897,472 cemetert records across 8,375 cemeteries from around the world.
Obituary Central [offsite link]
Headquarters for Resarching Obits on the Web
Obituary Daily Times [offsite link]
The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries. It is distributed FREELY, often twice a day by email, and usually has over 2500 entries a day. You can search the database anytime with the search engine above.
WE DO NOT HAVE THE ACTUAL OBITUARIES. Regular volunteers may request a particular copy from each other. For others, GEN-OBIT is an easy way to find a publication date of an obit. You can then refer to the newspaper to get a copy of it (at the library or directly with t
RESTING PLACES OF UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS [offsite link]
".... those that served, fought and died to help save this great nation and to maintain their freedom and to secure and affirm the freedom of other enslaved men, women and children."
Tombstone Transcription Project [offsite link]
This is a part of RootsWeb/USGenWeb network. This site organizes volunteers who will transcribe tombstones for you in the various states.
U.S. Civil War Cemeteries [offsite link]
"We are trying to compile ALL Civil War related links that can be found on the Web."
USGenWeb Cemetery Registry [offsite link]
The USGenWeb has a massive project underway to document all cemeteries within the US.
Using the Cemetery for Genealogical Research
Using the cemetery for your genealogical research is something most researchers are familiar with. The information you can get can often be the key to breaking down that brick wall. Here are some tips to help you in this endeavor.
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