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Questions tagged [burial-records]

For questions about finding or interpreting records of burials, such as burial registers and cemetery deeds.

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Why might I be unable to find a parish burial record?

I have been looking online for the death record of a Charles Ormond from Forfar born circa 1780. He was living in Prin Cottage, Forfar in 1841 but isn't present on the 1851 census, which shows his ...
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Finding resting place of deceased Leicestershire clergyman?

I'm attempting to find the burial location of clergyman Edward Brewer Brooks who I know to have died in my house in 1901 (in the UK). I can trace his entire career through Crockford's Clerical ...
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Seeking English burial/death record prior to 1837?

I'm looking for a burial/death record for a woman that I only have her married name for. I also can't find a birth or marriage record. Her name is Hannah Evans, born in Leominster, Herefordshire, ...
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Reading 1625 burial record from East Quantoxhead, Somerset, England?

The image below is the burial record of a woman that I think I can prove to be my 10th great grandmother, Margarett Dayworthie, who married Peter Blackwell on 30 Nov 1587 at East Quantoxhead, Somerset,...
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Finding 1930s burial in Iowa?

We know Grandma lived in Iowa City, Iowa as an 80 year old widow in 1930 according to census records. She was living in the same house in 1932 according to the Iowa City Directory. I've searched ...
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Burial of a person who committed suicide in 18th century England?

I have an ancestor who committed suicide in 1748 in rural Northamptonshire, England. The burial register of his parish does not record his burial, but it does note that he "hung humself lying almost ...
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Finding photo of Robert Mason's 1890 Headstone on Isle of Wight?

Robert Mason is my 2x Great Grandfather. He died in 1890 from Phthisis, or T.B. I am descended through one of his daughters whom when she died left with her things a note which is assumed to be her ...
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Locating plot of 1908 burial in the Necropolis of Sydney?

From his Funeral Notice in the Sydney Morning Herald that I found on Trove I know that my 2nd great grandfather Robert John Steven Sellers, who was visiting Sydney from Adelaide when he died on 18 Jan ...
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Meaning of “In Whose Lot Interred: Hugh Sellars” at Menands (Albany Rural Cemetery) in 1872?

I have previously asked several questions about my 4th great grandfather Hugh Sellars/Sillars that included Finding Naturalization Record for Hugh Sellars from Scotland who lived in Albany (New York ...
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Finding grave of mother who died in Chicago in 1974?

I don't know how to find my mother's grave site. She was: Born 1937 Died 1974 Chicago IL.60653
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How to find place of burial or cremation in Gloucestershire?

I am trying to locate where my Grand dad is buried/cremated. He died on 31st March 1972 and lived in Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, England. What other sources are there for the area I could check ...
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Where is/was location of Corvoda (near Lezant), Cornwall, England?

When my 4th great grandfather Joseph Binney was buried on 17 Jul 1829 at Lezant, Cornwall, England, his residence was given as Corvoda. I have looked for Corvoda (and searched on Cordova as a ...
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How to locate Missouri records for Goodman & Boller undertakers of Boonville?

I'm trying to locate the records of an undertaker for a burial in 1931. Goodman & Boller were in business as undertakers until at least 1952. They also had a furniture store of the same name as ...
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What records might be created in England when people are re-interred?

There are two people in my database that seem to have two records about their burials -- one in Massachusetts, and one in Devon. I haven't found any other information that would indicate these are ...
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Meaning of “brought from” on early 19th century London burial record?

The below image has been cropped from the Burial Record (found at Ancestry.com) of my 5th great grandfather John Smyth who was buried at Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (London, England) on 23 Jan 1806. ...
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Linking two brothers via gravestones

I am doing research about my great-grandfather who was Jewish and had a brother who survived the Holocaust in Ukraine. I've found a gravestone image via a website which documents Jewish genealogy ...
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Finding out where someone who died in England during 20th/21st century is actually buried?

I would like some guidance in tracing the burial place for a person who died in Surrey, England in the 20th or 21st century.
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Why was the burial of a Bradley not registered at Bell cemetery?

Charles Vylett Rowland died on 7/1/1913 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He was buried in Bell cemetery and is noted as the first registered grave. However, a Bradley was buried there previously. ...
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What criteria should I look for to publish my cemetery records online?

I have several complete cemetery headstone transcriptions and some additional partial cemeteries. None appear to be indexed online. What criteria from free sites or free content on paid sites should I ...