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**Searchable at state or county level, images of tombstones.
 
**Searchable at state or county level, images of tombstones.
 
**Lists of cemeteries by county, with # of entries in this site
 
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*[http://www.wastatecem.org/ Washington State Cemetery Association]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/washington.html KindredTrails.com Washington Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/washington.html KindredTrails.com Washington Cemeteries]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Cemeteries
Gotoarrow.png See United States Cemeteries for more detail.

Cemetery records often include birth, marriage, and death information. They sometimes provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization.



Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Washington State.

  • Interment.net
    • Lists of cemeteries for all counties. Transcriptions viewable one at a time.
    • No cemetery search. Can search sponsored sites.
  • Washington Cemetery Records (Free) at Washington Genealogy. Easy to navigate.
    • Lists of cemeteries by county.
    • Some links to viewable online transcriptions.
  • I Dream of Genealogy (Free)
    • Lists of cemeteries by county. All are linked to viewable transcriptions.
    • No cemetery search. Searches of sponsored sites available.
  • BillionGraves.com
    • Searchable at state or county level, images of tombstones.
    • Lists of cemeteries by county, with # of entries in this site

Cemetery Records — a valuable resource

Use cemetery records to:

  • Identify children who died young or who were not recorded in birth or death records.
  • Establish family relationships and locate family members.
  • Learn a person's religious affiliations, military service, or social (Masonic, fraternal, or other) organizations the person joined.

Cemetery tombstones, or sexton's records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse, names of children, and maiden names. Less often, they contain birth places.

Earlier transcriptions may be published separately or in periodicals. They are unlikely to be digitized and online.

Collections

  • The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from some Washington cemeteries. This collection is described in the “Genealogy” section. Some tombstone inscriptions are also published in periodicals. See United States Cemeteries for further suggestions on locating cemetery records.

Find transcripts of cemetery records for Washington in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For counties, simply add a comma to the search box and select the county... or search for "Washington, [county]."

Web Sites

References