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Where can I go to get detailed information on cemeteries!?
Does anyone know how I can obtain detailed information on the number of cemeteries, their addresses, who is burried there all by zip code!? I find online information that lists names and locations of cemeteries but no specific addresses and sometimes the directons are vague particularly those in the country!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
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Many US Gen Web County-level pages have partial cemetery listings - locations and transcriptions!.
Any web-based telephone book's "Yellow Pages" section will tell you the name, address and telephone number of the cemeteries currently in business in a given city!.
www!.findagrave!.com has 22 million entries, searchable by state or cemetery name!.
If a cemetery is a quarter-acre on the old Smith farmstead, now overgrown because the people who bought it don't care, you'll be lucky to get even vague directions!.
If you want a complete list of all the people buried in the USA, with names, birth and death dates and cemetery locations, you might as well wish for peace in the Middle East; you aren't going to get it!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Most online cemetery information is collected by people surveying cemeteries and recording all of the information off of the headstones in the cemeteries!. I am yet to find such a service as you've requested!. The best thing is to use search engines and hope that someone has surveyed the cemetery and posted the information online if the cemetery is not closeby!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
findagrave is a private site, which has submitted records!.
It is NOT all cemeteries, nor all burials!.!.!. and in fact, no site has that info!.
You are getting part of the facts!.!. ie locations can be defined TO AN EXTENT by public records!. I am not even saying that you would find all that online!. You are right!.!. those in the country will not always have "an address" as they would in the city!. Older cemeteries were often created long before the streets existed that they are by, today!. It is also relevant to know WHO owns them!. Some are owned by churches, some by counties/ cities; some by private companies!.!. and some are not owned by ANYONE AT ALL!. Remember!.!. in the late 1800s, in most places!.!. no death record was required by any govt!.!. and the bottom line!? Persons were buried by family, often with no record!.!.and often in a corner of their own land!.
Using usgenweb county based volunteer sites!.!. I know of one county where volunteers surveyed EVERY cemetery in the county, and has photos!. This is RARE!. In Dallas co, Tx (where I live)!.!. the coverage is spotty!. The largest one I know in the county is not surveyed, and not online!. If you want information, you must contact them directly, so they can check their records!.
So!.!. if you are looking at this from a statistical perspective, you have a major job, if it could be done at all!.
If you are looking for specific ancestors and where to find them!.!.we may be able to help you!. Www@QuestionHome@Com
You could try www!.findagrave!.com it's an excellent site!.Www@QuestionHome@Com