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District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013
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District of Columbia, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1854-2013
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The Glenwood Cemetery, Washington D.C.


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes images of cemetery records from 1854-2013 from the Glenwood Cemetery, a historic cemetery located on Lincoln Road NE in Washington, D.C.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery

  • The name of the deceased
  • Date interred
  • Name of undertaker
  • Location of grave
  • Cause of death
  • Book, page and jacket number of burial record
  • Death date
  • Birth date
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Permit and grave details
  • Name of informant

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The approximate death or burial date

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  • Select the cemetery to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Search for other family members buried in the cemetery. Glenwood Cemetery maintains a website with additional information on those later burials
  • Search for other vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Search for an obituary in the local newspapers

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of District of Columbia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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