United States, Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU), Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Abstracts from cemeteries in various localities, primarily the United States of America. Records were created and compiled by the Genealogical Society of Utah.
=== To Browse This Collection === (Use if a “Browse Collection”, but not “Fakey Browse”) (DO NOT CHANGE THE CODE)
|You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
Cemetery records may contain the following information:
- Name of Deceased
- Age at Death
- Birth Date
- Place of Birth
- Name of Parent
- Name of Spouse
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
- Image File Name
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
Coverage Map[edit | edit source]
Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor.
- The approximate year of death.
- The place were the death occurred.
- The possible cemetery of burial.
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.
=== View the Images === (Not for collections with a fakey browse/DFNL)
View the Images (Only for Fakey Browse Collections with a DFNL page)[edit | edit source]
To view images in this collection:
- Look at the [DFNL URL Link Text] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
- Go to the Browse Page
- Select the Film number to view the images
Add this template below after “Search the Index” or “View the Images” headers:
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Longer coding is used when the link is to a catalog record that lists references to multiple catalog records:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? === (Cut and Paste entire section) Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the burial information to locate a birth record.
- Use the burial information to locate a death record.
- Use the burial information to search other records about your ancestor in the same locality.
- Continue to search the cemetery abstracts identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been buried in the same cemetery, or surrounding cemeteries.
- If your ancestor used multiple names throughout their life, look for all their names.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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