California Cemetery Transcriptions (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960
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|California, United States|
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|Location of California|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of cemetery transciptions, for the years 1850 to 1960 from the following counties:
|San Mateo||Santa Cruz||Siskiyou|
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, Cemetery Abstracts, 1850-1960.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of Cemetery
- Location (Town, County, State)
- Full name of deceased
- Date of Death
- Names of Parents, Husband or Wife
- Other Important Facts
- Place of Birth
- Date of Birth
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of death
- The place of death or burial
Search the Index
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the County, Town
- Select the Cemetery to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see 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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
- Use the information found in the record to additional family members in census records
- Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index
- Search for the actual death record or certificate
- Search for obituaries in local newspapers
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 a nearby locality
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of California.
- California Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1905-Present
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, Cemetery Abstracts, 1850-1960." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 9 December 2016. Cemetery offices, California.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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