Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cemetery Records Are Vital

A cemetery record is an account of the names and death dates of those buried in a cemetery. Cemetery records can be a useful tool for genealogists because they can tell you details about past relatives and their deaths. Especially for those who cannot find a death record certificate, cemetery records can share almost the same amount of information. One helpful online source is Death This site has all types of interesting information about your potential ancestors, including the locations of cemeteries, historical information about the cemeteries, photographs of graves and records of those buried in the cemeteries. Another excellent resource is Find a On this site you can browse by location, date, and/or by name. It is a fascinating site for amateurs and professionals alike.

1 comment:

  1. Cemetery records can even provide the hard to find townland for an Irish ancestor. A great uncle of mine was buried in an old cemetery in New Britain, CT. When I found his gravestone, the townland he came from was part of the engraving on the stone.

    Regards, Jim
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