Sunday, May 06, 2007

Cemetery Websites

Yesterday I presented my talk, Cemeteries and their Secrets, through the Family History Fair on Family History Live Online, http://www.familyhistoryliveonline.com/. Here are some of the websites I discussed in that presentation.

The Genealogy Center of the Friends of the Allen County Public Library, http://friendsofallencounty.org/, includes information from church cemeteries, burial permits, funeral home records, and obituaries.

Cemetery Junction, http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/, provides listing and links to cemeteries throughout the United States and internationally. While not a complete listing, the United States section along has over 48,000 listings.

U.S. Geological Survey, http://www.usgs.gov/, is a resource for topo maps.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Nationwide Grave Locator, http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1, provides information on cemeteries where U.S. veterans are buried.

American Battle Monuments Commission, http://www.abmc.gov/home.php, provides information on where U.S. soldiers are buried in foreign countries. Includes soldiers from the Civil War to the Korean War.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Grave Locator, http://www.suvcw.org/, provides information about the location of graves for GAR members. GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) was a fraternal group for Union veterans.

Warren County, New York Almshouse Burial Permits, http://www.co.warren.ny.us/Records/archive/almsbur.php, an index of burial permits from 1911-1933.

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