Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001
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|Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States|
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|Location of Cuyahoga, Ohio|
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|East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Lyndhurst.|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of cemetery interment records for cemeteries owned by the City of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. It does not include privately held cemeteries in Cleveland. Index provided by the ECCGS (East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society). The collection covers the years 1824 to 2001.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Cemetery Records usually include the following:
- Date of Death
- Date of Interment (Burial)
- Name of Deceased
- Cause of death
- Where grave is found
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The date of death or burial
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- Select the Digital Folder Number which takes you to the images.
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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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
I Found the Person 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. (Only keep this sentence if the collection is obituaries or cemetery records/funeral homes)
- 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 the Person 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 infobox 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 your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Ohio, Cleveland Cemetery Interment Records, 1824-2001." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, Lyndhurst.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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