Washington Cemeteries

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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.

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Cemetery Records — a valuable resource

Use cemetery records to:

  • Identify children who died young or women 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.



  • 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]."

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