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Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, 1800-1986
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Virginia, United States
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Location of Virginia
Record Description
Record Type Index of cemetery records
Collection years 1800-1986
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

An index to maps 1-45 of the Jewish cemetery records compiled by Samuel and Dorothy Werth. The original maps are located at the Virginia Historical Society.

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

  • Name of Deceased
  • Year of Birth
  • Year of Death
  • Name of Cemetery
  • City where cemetery located

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: N.B. Numbers (i.e., 22M4) appearing after the names of the deceased refer to the location of the graves on the cemetery map coordinates. Cemetery maps are located in the Society's map collection.

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


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 marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
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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