California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Colma, San Mateo, California, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1899-2011
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes cemetery records from 1899 to 2011. The daily burial log begins in 1934 and continues to the present. Cemeteries began keeping records as soon as they were opened. The purchase of a burial plot was considered a land transaction and was recorded as a deed. The information in these records are typically reliable.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records usually contain:

  • The name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Gender of deceased
  • Death date
  • Burial date
  • Relationship to owner of grave
  • The name of the undertaker
  • The burial place

Collection Content

Image Visibility

This collection is only available to registered users of FamilySearch and is comprised of index cards and the daily burial log book of the Italian Cemetery in Colma.

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death

There are indexes available in these collections. The indexes are located in individual folders. Find your ancestors name in the index and look for the locator information (page, entry, certificate number, or book number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for the death certificate
  • Search for an obituary
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Italian Cemetery, Colma.

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