Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory Burial Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading, Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory Burial Records, 1887-1979
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Berks County, Pennsylvania, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Index
Collection years 1747-2007
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Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory in Reading, Pennsylvania


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Burial records from the Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory in Reading, Pennsylvania. This collection includes permit books, burial cards, and diagram cards. Burial cards and diagram cards are an index to the permit books. Burial cards list the name of the deceased, lot owner, lot number, lot section, age at death (year, month, day). (On the cards where birth and death dates are indicated - this information supplied by the funeral director. The cemetery then determined from this information the year, month and day of the age of the deceased). Diagram cards list lot number and section along with a diagram of the lot and persons interred there on. Microfilm of the original records is located in the Charles Evens Cemetery and Crematory.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Permit book

  • Name
  • Age at date of death
  • Location and owner of lot
  • Date of interment
  • Time and day of internment
  • Cost of interment

Burial Card

  • Name
  • Age at date of death
  • Location and owner of lot
  • Day of internment

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate death date

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

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