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== Online Resources ==
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/idaho/idaho.html Idaho Tombstone Transcription Project at USGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Idaho Cemetery Records at Findagrave.com]  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/id/index.htm Idaho Cemetery Records at Interment.net]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Idaho&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves Idaho Cemeteries]
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*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}} 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28786 Utah and Idaho cemetery records] ($)
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*[http://idahogravestones.org/ IdahoGravestones.org], index.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/ID/Cemetery-Records.htm Idaho Cemetery Records at LDS Genealogy]<br><br>
  
 
Cemetery records often consist of two very important types of records -- (1) the headstones in the cemetery, and (2) the records kept by the caretaker of the cemetery, usually called sexton's records. The larger cemeteries usually have a sexton's office where records are located.  
 
Cemetery records often consist of two very important types of records -- (1) the headstones in the cemetery, and (2) the records kept by the caretaker of the cemetery, usually called sexton's records. The larger cemeteries usually have a sexton's office where records are located.  
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Tombstone inscriptions provide information often not available from other sources. However, there are several possible problems. The tombstone may be weathered and difficult to read. Vandalism may have destroyed information on the stones. Sometimes, the information recorded by the stonecutter on the tombstone may have been incorrect.  
 
Tombstone inscriptions provide information often not available from other sources. However, there are several possible problems. The tombstone may be weathered and difficult to read. Vandalism may have destroyed information on the stones. Sometimes, the information recorded by the stonecutter on the tombstone may have been incorrect.  
  
All of the larger cities in Idaho have one or more cemeteries within the boundaries of the city. Many rural towns and communities also have cemeteries identified by the name of the locality. Historically, those who died were often buried near where the death occurred -- on farms, near a mine, in a remote forest location, etc. Many of these burial locations have been identified and the information about those buried there has been abstracted. Some&nbsp;are listed on the [http://history.idaho.gov/cemetery.html Idaho State Archives] web site. Some of them are also listed on the USGenWeb site for each county in the state.  
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All of the larger cities in Idaho have one or more cemeteries within the boundaries of the city. Many rural towns and communities also have cemeteries identified by the name of the locality. Historically, those who died were often buried near where the death occurred -- on farms, near a mine, in a remote forest location, etc. Many of these burial locations have been identified and the information about those buried there has been abstracted. Some&nbsp;are listed on the [http://www.idahogenealogy.org/counties.html Idaho Historical Society]&nbsp;web site, under Collections, by county. Some of them are also listed on the USGenWeb site for each county in the state.  
  
 
=== Collections  ===
 
=== Collections  ===
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*The [[Idaho Genealogy|Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection]] also contains some inscriptions from Idaho cemeteries.
 
*The [[Idaho Genealogy|Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection]] also contains some inscriptions from Idaho cemeteries.
  
*Transcriptions of cemetery records compiled by local genealogical groups or individuals are available at the Family History Library for most counties in Idaho. The Place Search of the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists more of these records under:
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*Transcriptions of cemetery records compiled by local genealogical groups or individuals are available at the Family History Library for most counties in Idaho. The Place Search of the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] lists more of these records under:
  
 
:IDAHO - CEMETERIES  
 
:IDAHO - CEMETERIES  
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:IDAHO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
 
:IDAHO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
  
=== Online Resources ===
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Cemetery records often include birth, marriage, and death information and clues to military service, religion, membership in an organization, and more.
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Arkansas State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=15&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
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**This site frequently has tombstone images
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=15&CScnty=0 List of cemeteries] statewide for cemeteries in their database
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Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave Home page], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state (Idaho), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.
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***Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70506 ''Web: Idaho, Find A Grave Index, 1779-2012''] at Ancestry.com ($)
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make early published transcriptions priceless.}} <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/idaho/idaho.html The Idaho GenWeb Cemetery Project] offers a list of cemeteries by county. Most of the counties are listed and some cemeteries list information about each burial.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=13&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0 Epodunk] has a cemetery list for Idaho.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=13&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&sec=0&destType=&Submit=Search&searchType=0 Epodunk] has a cemetery list for Idaho.
  
*A few cemetery lists by county can be found at[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/idaho/ Access Genealogy]
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*A few cemetery lists by county can be found at&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/idaho/ Access Genealogy]
 
 
*Locations of many cemeteries in each county in Idaho, as listed on the [http://history.idaho.gov/cemetery.html Idaho State Archives] (formerly known as the Idaho State Historical Society's Public Archives and Research Library, or PARL) web site.
 
  
*Abstracts and photos of tombstones in many Idaho cemeteries are available online at [http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com.]
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*Locations of many cemeteries in each county in Idaho, as listed on the [http://www.idahogenealogy.org/counties.html Idaho Genealogical Society] web site. Information about the individual cemeteries is given.
  
*Records and photos of grave markers and their GPS locations are available online at [http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.]
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*Records and photos of grave markers and their GPS locations are available online at [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Idaho&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves]
  
 
*Abstracts of those buried in a few cemeteries in Idaho are at [http://www.interment.net/us/id/index.htm Interment.net.]
 
*Abstracts of those buried in a few cemeteries in Idaho are at [http://www.interment.net/us/id/index.htm Interment.net.]
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*Search for Eastern Idaho Death Records. [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchForm.cfm Cemetery Records at BYU-Idaho].
 
*Search for Eastern Idaho Death Records. [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Obit/searchForm.cfm Cemetery Records at BYU-Idaho].
  
*For Veterans' graves see the [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 National Grave Locator]  
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*For Veterans' graves see the [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 National Grave Locator]
*Online Idaho Death Records &amp; Indexes [http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html deathindexes.com]
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*Online Idaho Death Records &amp; Indexes [http://www.deathindexes.com/idaho/index.html deathindexes.com]
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/idaho.htm Rootsweb-Idaho Cemeteries]
  
 
=== See Also  ===
 
=== See Also  ===
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[[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemetery Records]]  
 
[[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemetery Records]]  
  
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Cemetery records often consist of two very important types of records -- (1) the headstones in the cemetery, and (2) the records kept by the caretaker of the cemetery, usually called sexton's records. The larger cemeteries usually have a sexton's office where records are located.

Sexton's records include names of the owners of burial lots and information about those buried there. In smaller cemeteries, sexton's records may not exist or they may be stored off-site, such as in the home of the cemetery's caretaker or sexton. In those cases, the headstone may be the only record of the person buried in the grave.

Tombstone inscriptions provide information often not available from other sources. However, there are several possible problems. The tombstone may be weathered and difficult to read. Vandalism may have destroyed information on the stones. Sometimes, the information recorded by the stonecutter on the tombstone may have been incorrect.

All of the larger cities in Idaho have one or more cemeteries within the boundaries of the city. Many rural towns and communities also have cemeteries identified by the name of the locality. Historically, those who died were often buried near where the death occurred -- on farms, near a mine, in a remote forest location, etc. Many of these burial locations have been identified and the information about those buried there has been abstracted. Some are listed on the Idaho Historical Society web site, under Collections, by county. Some of them are also listed on the USGenWeb site for each county in the state.

Collections

  • Transcriptions of cemetery records compiled by local genealogical groups or individuals are available at the Family History Library for most counties in Idaho. The Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog lists more of these records under:
IDAHO - CEMETERIES
IDAHO, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
IDAHO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES


Cemetery records often include birth, marriage, and death information and clues to military service, religion, membership in an organization, and more.

Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Arkansas State:
  • Findagrave.com Search for names Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database

Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state (Idaho), then select from the county list, and press Search.

      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • Epodunk has a cemetery list for Idaho.
  • Locations of many cemeteries in each county in Idaho, as listed on the Idaho Genealogical Society web site. Information about the individual cemeteries is given.
  • Records and photos of grave markers and their GPS locations are available online at BillionGraves
  • Abstracts of those buried in a few cemeteries in Idaho are at Interment.net.
  • Photographs of some tombstones in cemeteries in Idaho are online at the Idaho Gravestones website.

See Also

United States Cemetery Records