Thursday, October 1

Searching Cemetery Records at

Can you believe it's October already!

Time does fly, life is finite, and we all end up facing our maker, sooner or later.

And that's where comes in.  This site lists records from thousands of cemeteries around the world. Transcripts of cemetery records can be uploaded by anyone, so you never know quite what you might find at the site.

A typical cemetery record will include a brief description of the cemetery itself (often with driving directions), along with the actual inscriptions from gravestones.  Since these are user-submitted transcripts, there's a lot of variability in the records.

The big storm of 1905!

It's difficult to say how large a dataset is here at, but searching is easy, so it's certainly worth a look.

Most of the records appear to be from cemeteries in the US and Britain, although coverage is truly worldwide, and includes Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Mexico, Carribean, France, Japan and Cyprus, among others.

There are other important sites that allow searches of cemetery records, including Find a Grave, Deceased Online, and the Veteran's Gravesite Locator.

Visit the main page of Free Genealogy Tools for more, umm, free genealogical tools.

And don't forget to also check for your family history at and These are subscription databases, but they are among the most powerful research tools available for looking into family roots.


Anonymous said...

Why do you say: "Free Genealogy Tools" and "Search US and international records, at NO cost", when in reality you DO HAVE to pay to search?

This is disgusting & false advertising !

David said...

Sorry you feel that way, but I'm not quite sure what you're referring to. Almost everything mentioned here is absolutely free, and even the subscription services I sometimes write about have free options as well. If you feel like posting again, let me know in more detail what you think is false advertising.

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