Texas, Bexar, San Antonio, Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007 .
The collection consists of miscellaneous cemetery records from the city of San Antonio, Texas. Records from the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Old City Cemetery, and San Jose Burial Park are included. Original records are in the custody of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department.
You must be a logged in, registered user of FamilySearch to view these records.
The records cover the years 1893-2007.
For a list of records by categories and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Municipal Archives and Records Facility.
Key genealogical facts in the Texas, Bexar, San Antonio, Cemetary Records usually include the following information:
- Name and age of deceased
- Date of Death
- Location of grave
- Race and marital status
- Place of nativity
- Name of undertaker or mortuary
How to Use the Record
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
- Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
- Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
- Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
- Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
Or Search Collection by Name
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
- Bexar County Cemetery Records
- Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio BillionGraves. While not covered by this collection generally, this cemetery may be a good place to look especially if the deceased served in the military, or in some cases was the spouse of one who served in the military. This cemetery is very large.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Texas, Bexas County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 20 April 2012), Old City Cemetery card file, Hicke, William A. - Kyriak, Jerry, 1893-1930s > Image 3 of 2697 images, William A Hicke, November 29, 1906; citing Cemetery Records, Old City Cemetery records, 1905-1912, image 3; San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, San Antonio, Texas, United States. FHL digital images, 27 digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.