Cemeteries and Death Records

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African-American Cemeteries Online
Dig into the tombstone transcriptions at African-American Cemeteries Online to search for black ancestors’ burials. Each state has a page listing the cemeteries that volunteers have recorded, with links to the data—usually names, dates and the cemetery’s location and condition. The site is part of The Millennium Project, an attempt to build an online database of African-American genealogical material.

Cleveland Necrology File
From the Cleveland Public Library home page, click Cleveland Necrology File to access a searchable database of local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for 1833, 1847 to 1848 and 1850 to 1975. (For deaths after 1975, follow links to the Cleveland News Index.) You can search the necrology file by name or keyword, simultaneously tapping articles from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Herald and Cleveland Press, as well as non-newspaper sources.

 Find A Grave

At this virtual cemetery, you can search 3.2 million US cemetery records by name or browse through all listings by surname. Once you find a family member, you can upload a photo or leave a virtual flower and note. Find A Grave also lets you add new burial records or build an online memorial.
This cemetery transcription “library” has collected nearly 3 million records from more than 5,600 cemeteries worldwide. Its special collections feature California Mission cemeteries, Woodman of the World burials, veterans cemeteries and cemeteries flooded by dams. Check out the free articles and info on how to record cemetery data.

Obituary Central
Follow thousands of links to online obituaries. Obituary Central points you to research sites, obituary-specific search engines, Canadian obit sites and state-by-state searches of surnames located in thousands of online tombstone inscriptions.