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{{Tip|Weathering and other damage to tombstones make early transcriptions priceless. They are less likely to be digitized and online.}}<br>
Early transcriptions may be published separately or in [[Washington Periodicals|periodicals]].
Early transcriptions may be published separately or in [[Washington Periodicals|periodicals]].

Revision as of 21:08, 17 July 2013

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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.


The following have significant cemetery listings for Washington State.

See also Cyndi's List and Linkpendium

Published Transcriptions

Early transcriptions may be published separately or in periodicals.

  • A valuable published collection of tombstone inscriptions covering parts of 12 counties is Cemetery Records of Washington, Six Volumes. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1957-60.) Family History Library films 824254 item 4 to 824255-56; book 979.7 V3p
  • Find transcripts of cemetery records for Washington in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. Most are filed at the county or state level.
    • For counties, simply add a comma to the search box and select the county... or search for "Washington, [county]."
    • For towns, select the county, add a comma, and select the town.

See United States Cemeteries for further suggestions on locating cemetery records.

Those Valuable Cemetery Records

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.