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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|Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory in Reading, Pennsylvania|
- 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
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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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Charles Evans Cemetery and Crematory. Cemetery records, 1848-1979
- Wanda Gartner, et.al., comp. Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania veterans burials to 1944.
- Schuyler C. Brossman, comp. A list of veterans buried in the western part of Berks county, Pennsylvania.
- Raymone E. Kiebach. Cemeteries of Berks County with graves of U.S. war veterans.
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999
- Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
- Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010
- Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994
- Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971
- Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950
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