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Cemeteries and Burials

Description: This collection features information about cemeteries and the processes of burials. You will find many external links for grave research, as well as, learn a little bit on the general information about both topics.

Chances are you drive by one every day and to be honest, all most all of us will someday end up in one; however, what do we really know about cemeteries. This collection will provide you with information about cemeteries, gravestones, and more.

 

10 of the world's most scenic cemeteries - CNN.com

10 of the world's most scenic cemeteries - CNN.com
A blog post showing 10 of the world's most scenic cemeteries on CNN Travel.

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Alma Cemetary

Alma Cemetary
Some time in the 1800's a cruel farmer owned the land that is now the Alma Cemetery. As Alma expanded and land was needed the officials went to the farmer with a generous offer to buy the land. The farmer refused to sell.

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Calvary Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery is located at 248 Belle Vista Avenue on the west side of Youngstown, Ohio. The cemetery is maintained by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.

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Cemetery Records Online - Search Cemeteries

Cemetery Records Online - Search Cemeteries
An archive of cemetery records from tens of thousands of cemeteries across the world. Search for cemetery records, browse cemeteries, and contribute your own cemetery transcriptions to our growing archive.

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Conducting Research in a Cemetery

Conducting Research in a Cemetery
Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. The shape and material of the stone, its design, and the inscription are all clues to history. Use this outline as a guide.

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Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records

Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records
Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs. Find A Grave memorials are rich with content, includi...

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Free Family History and Genealogy Records

Free Family History and Genealogy Records
Discover your family history. Explore the world-s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

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Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 3,500 Union soldiers killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union victory often cited as a turning point in the Civil War.

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Gravestone Symbolism

Gravestone Symbolism
This article lists the symbolism used on gravestones and what those symbols mean.

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LakeView Cemetery - Cleveland

LakeView Cemetery - Cleveland
Lakeview Cemetery, founded in 1869 by wealthy Clevelanders including Jeptha Wade, was modeled after Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery as well as the historic cemeteries of France and England.

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National Cemetery Administration Home

National Cemetery Administration Home
The VA National Cemetery Administration honors the military service of our Nation's veterans. We provide a dignified burial and lasting memorial for veterans and their eligible family members and we maintain our veterans' cemeteries as national shri...

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Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marke...

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Oak Hill Cemetery - Youngstown

Oak Hill Cemetery - Youngstown
The origins of Oak Hill Cemetery go back to 1850 when a group of Youngstown residents joined together to form the Mahoning Cemetery Association.

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Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery
City fathers purchased six acres in 1850 to be a public burial ground for a young but fast-growing town that already had a population of more than 2,500.

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Online Cemetery Records & Burial Indexes (USA)

Online Cemetery Records & Burial Indexes (USA)
Directory of online cemetery indexes from DeathIndexes.com

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Picture of Cemetery Ghost Baby

Picture of Cemetery Ghost Baby
Mrs. Andrews was taking a picture of her daughter's grave and the figure of a ghost child appears.

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Potters Field

Potters Field
A potter's field or common grave is a term for a place for the burial of unknown or indigent people. The expression derives from the Bible, referring to a field used for the extraction of potter's clay; such land, useless for agriculture, could be us...

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the resting place of numerous famous figures, including Washington Irving, whose story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set in the adjacent Old Dutch Burying Ground. Incorporated in 1849 as Tarryt...

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The Association for Gravestone Studies

The Association for Gravestone Studies
AGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster appreciation of the cultural significance of gravestones and burial grounds through their study and preservation.

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The Ghost of Boothill Cemetery

The Ghost of Boothill Cemetery
The Ghost of Boothill Graveyard is a ghost story born out of the legendary Old West and how it appeared in one eerie photograph.

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The Official Website of Arlington National Cemetery

The Official Website of Arlington National Cemetery
The Official Website of Arlington National Cemetery. Welcome to Arlington National Cemetery, our Nation's most hallowed ground. This historic cemetery bears witness to our American heritage and the military service and sacrifice of men and women in u...

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Tolomato Cemetary

Tolomato Cemetary
Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).

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Why Headstones Face East

Why Headstones Face East
Do you know why most headstones face east?

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