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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|sexton’s records]], have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.
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The Illinois Cemetery Project of the Illinois State Genealogical Society has identified hundreds of cemeteries and their exact locations in the state. This information is on their Internet site '''''[http://www.ilgensoc.org/ Cemetery Location Project.]''''' This is a county-by-county listing of cemetery names, their locations, and indicates if the tombstones have been abstracted. The information has also been published regularly since 1972 in the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly cited in [[Illinois Periodicals|'''Illinois Periodicals''']]'''.''' Headstone abstracts are not part of this project.
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For more information on cemetery records, see [[United States Cemeteries|'''United States Cemeteries''']].
 
  
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=== Introduction ===
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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|sexton’s records]], often give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, and may give a maiden name or a birthplace.
  
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Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations.  [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.<br><br>
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{{Tip|It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.}}
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*[http://mattoon.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/page_attachments/Dodge%20Grove%20Burials%20A-Z_1.pdf Dodge Cemetery Burials], Matton, Illinois
 
*'''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]''' can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often comes with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members with links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*'''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]''' can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often comes with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members with links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ '''Interment.net'''] includes many Illinois cemetery transcripts.  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ '''Interment.net'''] includes many Illinois cemetery transcripts.  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29748&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 '''Illinois cemetery records'''] on www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29748&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 '''Illinois cemetery records'''] on www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=14&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&parseMethod=any&sec=0&Submit=Search ePodunk]''' has a gazetteer of Illinois cemeteries.  
 
*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localSearch.php?state=14&locTGroup=Cemeteries&searchStr=&parseMethod=any&sec=0&Submit=Search ePodunk]''' has a gazetteer of Illinois cemeteries.  
*[http://illinois-genealogy.com/Illinois-Cemetery-Records.cfm Illinois Cemetery Records (at Illinois Genealogy)] Cemetery inscriptions online organized by county and city<br>
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Cemetery-Records.htm Illinois Cemetery Records (at Illinois Genealogy)] Cemetery inscriptions online organized by county and city<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|2043817|Illinois, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009}}.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=Illinois&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves Cemetery Records].
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*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}}
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Findagrave.com].
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*[http://interment.net/us/il/index.htm Illinois Cemetery Records at Interment.net].
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*[http://illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/main.php Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project].
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/illinois.html USGenWeb Illinois Tombstone Transcription Project].
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/il/index.htm Cemetery Census]. Incomplete. <br>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-IL-001.html Cemetery Junction Illinois], index.
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/ Illinois Gravestones], index.
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*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isaveterans/honor1929srch.jsp 1929 Roll of Honor]. Index. Contains the locations of the burial places of soldiers, sailors, marines, and army nurses who served in any of the wars of the United States and are buried in Illinois.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2171435 Illinois Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974], index
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Cemetery-Records.htm Illinois Cemetery Records]
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== Locating Cemeteries ==
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The Illinois Cemetery Project of the Illinois State Genealogical Society has identified hundreds of cemeteries and their exact locations in the state. This information is on their Internet site and hosted by Rootsweb. '''''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-al/lawrence.html Cemetery Location Project.]''''' This is a county-by-county listing of cemetery names, their locations, and indicates if the tombstones have been abstracted. The information has also been published regularly since 1972 in the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly cited in [[Illinois Periodicals|'''Illinois Periodicals''']]'''.''' Headstone abstracts are not part of this project.
  
==== '''Lookup Volunteers''' ====
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For more information on cemetery records, see [[United States Cemeteries|'''United States Cemeteries''']].
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness '''Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness''' ]has located lookup volunteers who are willing to photograph tombstones for many Illinois counties.
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==== '''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection'''  ====
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*[[Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness|'''Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness''']] has located lookup volunteers who are willing to photograph tombstones for many Illinois counties.
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== Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection ==
  
 
*The [http://www.dar.org/library/ '''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)'''] have tombstone inscriptions from Illinois cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.
 
*The [http://www.dar.org/library/ '''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)'''] have tombstone inscriptions from Illinois cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.
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*'''The Family History Library (FHL) '''has a ''Genealogical collection'' of Illinois cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.C. The FHL collection includes 35 microfilm beginning with {{FHL|546848|item|disp=FHL film 848640}}. The volumes are generally arranged by county and many have individual indexes.
 
*'''The Family History Library (FHL) '''has a ''Genealogical collection'' of Illinois cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.C. The FHL collection includes 35 microfilm beginning with {{FHL|546848|item|disp=FHL film 848640}}. The volumes are generally arranged by county and many have individual indexes.
  
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*'''1864 - 1989''' - {{RecordSearch|1503083|Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
*Beckstead, Gayle, and Mary Lou Kozub. ''Searching in Illinois: A Reference Guide to Public and Private Records.'' Costa Mesa, California: ISC Publications, 1984. A list of the names and addresses of cemeteries at the FHL. This is a good source for locating federal, state, county, and city or town records and resources. It also gives lists of cemeteries, libraries, and newspapers and shows addresses of genealogical and historical societies. This guide has a special emphasis for adoptees. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11229450 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|195337|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 D27b.}}
 
*Beckstead, Gayle, and Mary Lou Kozub. ''Searching in Illinois: A Reference Guide to Public and Private Records.'' Costa Mesa, California: ISC Publications, 1984. A list of the names and addresses of cemeteries at the FHL. This is a good source for locating federal, state, county, and city or town records and resources. It also gives lists of cemeteries, libraries, and newspapers and shows addresses of genealogical and historical societies. This guide has a special emphasis for adoptees. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11229450 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|195337|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 D27b.}}
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*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah.) ''Index to United States Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. A county-by-county list of cemeteries. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468–1206494.}} Another FHL filming is on {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206461–1206467}}. Illinois is on {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL film 1206471}} or {{FHL|613269|item|disp=film 1206463}}.
 
*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah.) ''Index to United States Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. A county-by-county list of cemeteries. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468–1206494.}} Another FHL filming is on {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206461–1206467}}. Illinois is on {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL film 1206471}} or {{FHL|613269|item|disp=film 1206463}}.
  
*To find additional cemetery sources in the Family History Library Catalog, use the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Place-Names Search function]]. For example:
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*To find additional cemetery sources in the FamilySearch Catalog, use the [[FamilySearch Catalog Place Search|Place-Names Search function]]. For example:
  
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:1. Access the FamilySearch Catalog  
 
:2. Type the word "Illinois" in the place-names search; then click, Search.  
 
:2. Type the word "Illinois" in the place-names search; then click, Search.  
 
:3. Locate the topic, Cemetery  
 
:3. Locate the topic, Cemetery  
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ILLINOIS, CEMETERIES<br>ILLINOIS, [Name of County]- CEMETERIES<br>ILLINOIS, [Name of County], [Name of Town]- CEMETERIES
 
ILLINOIS, CEMETERIES<br>ILLINOIS, [Name of County]- CEMETERIES<br>ILLINOIS, [Name of County], [Name of Town]- CEMETERIES
  
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== Periodicals ==
  
 
Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Illinois cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index '''('''[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']]''')''', described in [[Illinois Periodicals|'''Illinois Periodicals''']].  
 
Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Illinois cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index '''('''[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']]''')''', described in [[Illinois Periodicals|'''Illinois Periodicals''']].  
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For records on related record types, see [[Illinois Funeral Homes|'''Illinois Funeral Homes''']]''',''' [[Illinois Obituaries|'''Illinois Obituaries''']], and [[Illinois Vital Records|'''Illinois Vital Records''']]'''.'''  
 
For records on related record types, see [[Illinois Funeral Homes|'''Illinois Funeral Homes''']]''',''' [[Illinois Obituaries|'''Illinois Obituaries''']], and [[Illinois Vital Records|'''Illinois Vital Records''']]'''.'''  
  
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*The '''[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]''' lists published records of Illinois cemeteries.&nbsp; Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. &nbsp;Some of the books referenced here may be&nbsp;available on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search '''Google Books''']&nbsp;and in public libraries.  
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*The '''[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog]''' lists published records of Illinois cemeteries.&nbsp; Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. &nbsp;Some of the books referenced here may be&nbsp;available on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search '''Google Books''']&nbsp;and in public libraries.  
 
*'''[[Worldcat Online Catalog|Worldcat]]&nbsp;''' is a comprehensive online library catalog covering hundreds of libraries. You can narrow searches to retrieve cemetery books for specific states and counties.
 
*'''[[Worldcat Online Catalog|Worldcat]]&nbsp;''' is a comprehensive online library catalog covering hundreds of libraries. You can narrow searches to retrieve cemetery books for specific states and counties.
  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/il/index.htm Interment.net]  
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/il/index.htm Interment.net]  
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[http://illinoisgravestones.org/ Illinois Gravestone.org]  
 
[http://illinoisgravestones.org/ Illinois Gravestone.org]  
  
[http://graveyards.com/ Graveyards.com]
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Introduction

Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, often give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, and may give a maiden name or a birthplace.

Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. Symbols and abbreviations may lead you to other records.



Online Resources

Locating Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemetery Project of the Illinois State Genealogical Society has identified hundreds of cemeteries and their exact locations in the state. This information is on their Internet site and hosted by Rootsweb. Cemetery Location Project. This is a county-by-county listing of cemetery names, their locations, and indicates if the tombstones have been abstracted. The information has also been published regularly since 1972 in the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly cited in Illinois Periodicals. Headstone abstracts are not part of this project.

For more information on cemetery records, see United States Cemeteries.

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Print and Microfilm Abstracts

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have tombstone inscriptions from Illinois cemeteries. This collection is located at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C., which also includes transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, family records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills.
  • The Family History Library (FHL) has a Genealogical collection of Illinois cemetery records microfilmed from the original records in the D.A.R. library in Washington D.C. The FHL collection includes 35 microfilm beginning with FHL film 848640. The volumes are generally arranged by county and many have individual indexes.

Family History Library Collection

  • Beckstead, Gayle, and Mary Lou Kozub. Searching in Illinois: A Reference Guide to Public and Private Records. Costa Mesa, California: ISC Publications, 1984. A list of the names and addresses of cemeteries at the FHL. This is a good source for locating federal, state, county, and city or town records and resources. It also gives lists of cemeteries, libraries, and newspapers and shows addresses of genealogical and historical societies. This guide has a special emphasis for adoptees. Other Libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3 D27b.
  • Burial permits, 1882-1887 (Scott County Genealogical Society, Scott County, Iowa.) FHL film 1651177. Some places of burial include Illinois.
  • Cemetery Records of Illinois 13 Volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1960–66. FHL book 977.3 V22g. An important collection of unindexed tombstone abstract records.
  • St. Louis Genealogical Society of St. Louis, Missouri, Cemetery relocations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas (St. Louis, Missouri : St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1977.) Other Libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977 V22s.
  • Cox, Carroll Cox (compiler), Cemetery Records [Illinois and Indiana] (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983). FHL fiche 6018020
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (Louisiana) Genealogical Research Committee, Bible, cemetery and church records, 1930-1931 (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1971). FHL film 85525. Includes index.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Aurora Chapter (Illinois), Cemeteries [northeastern Illinois] (Illinois : s.n., 19--). FHL book 977.3 V3c
  • Loveless, Tony Alfonzo (Main Author), R.L. Hastings and Mary Alyce Kern, editors, The journal of Tony Loveless (West Frankfort, Illinois: Frankfort Area Genealogy Society, 1977). Other Libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.39 V3j. A listing of veterans tombstone inscriptions in various southern Illinois cemeteries made by Tony Alfonzo Loveless, 1875-1948.
  • Lundberg Gertrude W., [Various] cemetery records and obituaries of Illinois, New York, Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1969). FHL film 599299 item 1.
  • Record of burial places of soldiers, sailors, marines and Army nurses of all wars of the United States buried in ... Illinois (Salt Lake City, Utah;: Filmed by the Utah State Archives and Records Service, 1981). FHL film 1670786.
  • Soldiers burial places in state of Illinois for wars, 1774-1898 (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1975.) FHL film 1001183–1001211. Alphabetical list.
  • Walker, Harriet J., Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Illinois : from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, April, 1912- January, 1917 inclusive and April, 1926-January 1927 (Salt Lake City, Utah, 1973.) FHL film 908831 item 3.
1. Access the FamilySearch Catalog
2. Type the word "Illinois" in the place-names search; then click, Search.
3. Locate the topic, Cemetery
4. OR, type in a county in Illinois in the place-names search; then click, Search
5. Locate the topic, Cemetery.
6. To explore each cemetery title, click on the highlighted blue title.

ILLINOIS, CEMETERIES
ILLINOIS, [Name of County]- CEMETERIES
ILLINOIS, [Name of County], [Name of Town]- CEMETERIES

Periodicals

Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from Illinois cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in Illinois Periodicals.

For records on related record types, see Illinois Funeral Homes, Illinois Obituaries, and Illinois Vital Records.

Bibliography

  • The FamilySearch Catalog lists published records of Illinois cemeteries.  Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns.  Some of the books referenced here may be available on Google Books and in public libraries.
  • Worldcat  is a comprehensive online library catalog covering hundreds of libraries. You can narrow searches to retrieve cemetery books for specific states and counties.


Websites

Interment.net

The Illinois GenWeb Project

Illinois Genealogy and History

Illinois Gravestone.org

Graveyards.com