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Friday, March 13, 2020

Online Help for Locating Cemeteries and Graves

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Using maps, books, and online websites, you can locate many of the cemeteries both public and private around the world. Here is a short list of some of the websites and other resources that are available. Remember, you can always do a Google search for the word "cemetery" associated with the place name. For example, "Cemetery, Provo, Utah" brought up this response.

You can use the resources in the Research Wiki to get started.
There are three big online cemetery/grave locator websites. Here are the three;,, and
You can use these three websites to find millions of graves around the world. is the oldest and best known. identifies and locates the actual grave by GPS coordinates and has helpful mapping features. has extensive listings and some special collections of interest to genealogists and others.

There are hundreds of other online resources including some specialized websites such as the American Battle Monuments Commission where more than 200,000 Americans who died in WWI or WWII are honored.
In addition to this website, there is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration with more military burials.
Although the is not specifically a cemetery website, it contains a lot of burial records and locations. This website illustrates the fact that you can find helpful information in a lot of different locations.
General location search websites can also be of assistance. is a good example of this type of program.

Returning to cemetery websites, there are lots of smaller websites that have significant record sets such as Names in Stone.
One crowd-sourcing series of websites is The This is a very old and very useful website for all kinds of valuable genealogical information. If you are not acquainted with all of the websites in this blog post, you should be. Most very experienced genealogists will recognize these websites.

Here is a website that is part of the USGenWeb Project. It is the Tombstone Transcription Project.
There are other specialized websites for a particular purpose. The next website is a good example. It is the African American Cemeteries Online.
The idea here is that cemetery and grave marker records are very diverse and can be found in almost any location but there are a huge number of these records online.

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