Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory Burial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Index
Collection years 1747-2007
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What is in This Collection?

Burial records from the Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory in Reading, Pennsylvania. This collection includes permit books, burial cards, and diagram cards. Burial cards and diagram cards are an index to the permit books. Burial cards list the name of the deceased, lot owner, lot number, lot section, age at death (year, month, day). (On the cards where birth and death dates are indicated - this information supplied by the funeral director. The cemetery then determined from this information the year, month and day of the age of the deceased). Diagram cards list lot number and section along with a diagram of the lot and persons interred there on. Microfilm of the original records is located in the Charles Evens Cemetery and Crematory.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Permit book

  • Name
  • Age at date of death
  • Location and owner of lot
  • Date of interment
  • Time and day of internment
  • Cost of interment

Burial Card

  • Name
  • Age at date of death
  • Location and owner of lot
  • Day of internment

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate death date

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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

  • Use the information to find other vital records such as marriage and birth
  • Search for military records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for land and probate
  • Search church records for additional information

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

  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps

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

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