Ancestors At Rest (website)

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Ancestors At Rest is an on-line database that can be used for searching the death records of your ancestors in the United States, Canada, and England 1800 – 1950. The URL of the website is

Searches can be narrowed down to looking into the following datasets

  • Coffin Plates
  • Funeral Cards
  • Cemetery Records
  • Family Bibles
  • Obits
  • Vital Statistics
  • Wills
  • Funeral Homes
  • Church Records
  • Military Deaths
  • Cenotaph Records
  • German Death Cards
  • Genealogy Lookups
  • Genetic Genealogy
  • Photo Albums
  • Genealogy Articles

Coffin plates

The coffin plates database includes records from the United States, Canada, and England. They contain ancestor name, date of birth and date of death. Some coffin plates contain age and occupation of deceased or a location of death.

Using the site:

Choose from the alphabetical list of names in the index.




If the coffin plate index has the notation FOUND IN it means that is the location that the coffin plate was found and is not necessarily the place that the individual lived.