California Cemeteries

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Online Resources

The following have significant cemetery listings for California State:
  • United States, Cemetery Abstracts at FamilySearch — index
  • Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
  • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
      • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state (California), then select from the county list, and press Search.
        • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

BillionGraves Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click Search

Cemetery Records(at California Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions found online organized by county and city

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from California cemeteries. This collection is described in California Compiled Genealogies. A separate DAR collection of cemetery records from some counties is in Vital Records from Cemeteries in California to 1962, 17 Volumes. (N.p.: Daughters of the American Revolution. California, 1968; Family History Library films 558288-91).

Another important collection is Cemetery Records of California, 11 Volumes. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1954-63; Family History Library book 979.4 V22L; Volumes 1-3 on film 874068 items 1-3, Volumes 4-11 on film 874075-77).

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at: