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Cemetery records often include birth, marriage, and death information. They sometimes provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization.
  
Cemetery [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone tombstones], or [[Sexton Records|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. Tombstones may have [http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.angelfire.com%2Fky2%2Fcemetery%2Freid.html symbols] or [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave.shtml insignias] indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. There are also [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] that give clues when deciphered. Also, family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby. [http://www.gravestonestudies.org/faq.htm The Association of Gravestone Studies (AGS)] has recommendations on the treatment and care of tombstones when needing to make inscriptions more visible.
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See [[United States Cemeteries]] for more detail.
  
=== Collections ===
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=== Cemetery Records — a valuable resource ===
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Use cemetery records to:
  
*The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from some Washington cemeteries. This collection is described in the “[[Washington Genealogy|Genealogy]]” section. Some tombstone inscriptions are also published in periodicals. See [[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]] for further suggestions on locating cemetery records.  
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*Identify children who died young or who were not recorded in birth or death records.
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*Establish family relationships and locate family members.
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*Learn a person's religious affiliations, military service, or social (Masonic, fraternal, or other) organizations the person joined.
  
*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.) {{FHL|207845|item|disp=Family History Library films 824254 item 4 to 824255-56; book 979.7 V3p}}
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Cemetery [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone tombstones], or [[Sexton Records|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.  
  
Transcripts of cemetery records for Washington are listed in the Family History Library Catalog using the Place-names Search for:
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*Tombstones may have [http://genealogy.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.angelfire.com%2Fky2%2Fcemetery%2Freid.html symbols] or [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave.shtml insignias] indicating military service and social or religious affiliations.
:*WASHINGTON - CEMETERIES
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*There are also [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] that give clues when deciphered.
:*WASHINGTON, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
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*The [http://www.gravestonestudies.org/faq.htm Association of Gravestone Studies (AGS)] has recommendations on the treatment and care of tombstones when needing to make inscriptions more visible.
:*WASHINGTON, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
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{{Tip|<br>
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#Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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#Symbols and abbreviations may lead you to other records.
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#Weathering and other damages to tombstones make earlier transcriptions priceless.}}
  
=== Web Sites  ===
 
  
*[http://www.dar.org/ DAR.org]
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Earlier transcriptions may be published separately or in [[Washington Periodicals|periodicals]]. They are unlikely to be digitized and online.
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=== Online ===
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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The following have significant cemetery listings for Washington State.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com] home page. Often tombstone images.
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=50&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Searchable transcriptions] across all Washington entries. Narrow search by county, if desired.
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=50&CScnty=0 Lists of cemeteries], searchable one at a time. Narrow search by county.
  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/US/wa/index.htm Interment.net]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/US/wa/index.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery BillionGraves.com]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery BillionGraves.com]
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=== Collections  ===
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*The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from some Washington cemeteries. This collection is described in the “[[Washington Genealogy|Genealogy]]” section. Some tombstone inscriptions are also published in periodicals. See [[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]] for further suggestions on locating cemetery records.
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*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.) {{FHL|207845|item|disp=Family History Library films 824254 item 4 to 824255-56; book 979.7 V3p}}
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Find transcripts of cemetery records for {{FHL|Washington|place|disp=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]."
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.dar.org/ DAR.org]
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=== References ===
  
 
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[[Category:Washington|Cemeteries]] [[Category:United_States_Cemeteries]]

Revision as of 23:01, 13 July 2013

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

Gotoarrow.png See United States Cemeteries for more detail.

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.

Online

The following have significant cemetery listings for Washington State.

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