Questions tagged [cemeteries]

For questions about burial places, including churchyards and municipal cemeteries. If the question pertains to an individual burial or headstone and not the cemetery as a whole, use either the burial-records or grave-marker tag.

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Index for Abney Park Cemetery London UK?

Does anyone know if the above cemetery has ever been indexed and if so is there an online database available either free or subscribed?
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Finding Ryan/Hayes/Fleming family (1850) cemetery near Drumwood, Ireland?

The Ryan family I'm researching on lived/born in Drumwood around 1850 and travelled to Solohead (https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0278) for weddings and baptisms. What cemetery would they have likely ...
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Does “in the 70th year of her life” mean she was 69?

I'm transcribing and tabulating some inscriptions from our local churchyard. Some are easy: "... who departed this life on the 8 of June 1801 Aged 72 Years". That means, I think, that she died on or ...
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Seeking list of Jewish Cemeteries in the USA

I am seeking a searchable list of the Jewish cemeteries in the USA, especially the larger, still active cemeteries. By searchable, I mean that it is possible to search by cemetery name and also sort ...
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Christian Orthodox Cemeteries in Philadelphia

In which cemetery would Christian (Albanian) Orthodoxes be buried in Philadelphia in the 1920s? Would they be buried in standard, i.e. protestant, sites?
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Where to find online records of New York City Potter's Field / Hart Island pre-1980?

I recently have read a few articles about New York City's Potter's field on Hart Island. According to Wikpedia's article Hart Island (New York) and a New York City Corrections Department history ...
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Ways to find headstone names in Mexican cemeteries?

I am a complete newbie. I've heard there are compilations and other documentation of headstones, foot-stones, etc. from cemeteries in various countries. Is there such a compilation for Mexico? ...
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How to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone?

I have several times now encountered limestone tombstones that are well weathered, as well as sometimes just dirty or have broken and have been face down or face up for years. There are numerous ...
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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 does O.S. K.U.V stand for on a headstone?

I'm looking at the headstone picture shown on this page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23185170 Which has an O.S. K.U.V. symbol with two hands shaking. The grave is ...
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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 ...
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Locating 18th/19th century grave in Massachusetts?

I am trying to help a friend. He has a Revolutionary War ancestor, Captain Robert Lenthall Eells, buried in the Hanover Center Cemetery in Hanover, Massachusetts ( findagrave, googlemaps). I grew up ...
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How do I find death details for an individual where no current online record exists?

I am looking for the death details of a grandmother for a child in care. I have: the first and married name of the deceased the name of her surviving husband the approximate year of death (2009 - ...
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Uncovering residents of cemetery when headstones are losing legibility?

My relatives are in a cemetery where the gravestones are losing their readability. The hamlet office does not know who is buried in some of the graves anymore and they have asked our family for help. ...
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Is there a federal government office that could provide information about a US civil war/military headstone?

I discovered that a Civil War ancestor has a relatively recent headstone that is actually for a distant cousin with the same name. I'd like to know what government office handles these and might there ...
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Are there any privacy issues regarding publishing the image of a grave marker online?

I know that some families have 'family plots' and cemeteries on private land, but there are so many cemeteries open to the public - Am I allowed to just take a photo of any tombstone and publish it ...