Pennsylvania Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Pennsylvania, 
United States
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Location of Pennsylvania
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Records
Collection years 1700-ca.1950
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Department


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

This collection contains an index to records from various cemeteries within the state of Pennsylvania. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. In the search results, the document information will include the Digital Folder Number. You can search in the FamilySearch Catalog with the Digital Folder Number in the "Film/Fiche Number" search box to view the catalog entry.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of burial
  • Cemetery
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Names of Parents
  • Name of Husband or Wife

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

For an inventory of all the films/digital folders in this collection see Pennsylvania Cemetery Records Inventory - FamilySearch Historical Records.

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching by surname only

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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