District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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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 the Collection?

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

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?

These records usually contain the following:

Card Index

  • Name of 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

Plat Book

  • Date of interment
  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Number of site
  • Owner's name

Register of Interments

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age
  • Cause of death
  • Death date and place
  • Date of burial
  • Plot location and vault number
  • Owner's name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Name of undertaker

Deed Register

  • Date of deed
  • Deed and Lot numbers
  • To whom given
  • Location of plot
  • Price

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate burial or death date

View the Images

You will be able to search this collection once it is published.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Cemetery

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.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record.
  • Family members of those found in the records who died after the records were written may also be interred in this cemetery. Glenwood Cemetery maintains a website with additional information on those later burials.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


I Can’t Find Who 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 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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing This Collection

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
"District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. The Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Image Citation

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013.

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