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How can I find where my ancestor was buried? Try finding death certificates, death indexes and obituaries. Search old newspapers for clues. Try finding your ancestor on or billiongraves .com.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
Every cemetery has their own rules; follow them.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
Visit the cemetery and take a picture of the tombstone. However, be aware that not all cemeteries allow taking photographs. Another reason to know the rules for a specific cemetery that you intend to research.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016
When researching cemeteries be aware that written records (burial registers, plot records) can give you additional information; just keep in mind that the facts you locate were provided by an informant and could be in error. Verify your information from other sources.
Last Updated: 22 March 2016