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Cemetery records, such as tombstones and sexton’s records, may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, and the maiden names. Sometimes they contain birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. Family members may also be buried nearby.
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=== Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Index ===
As part of the Historical Records Survey, the federal government created a North Carolina Cemetery Inscription Card Index. This is commonly known as the WPA Cemetery Index. It is at the North Carolina State Archives and on microfilm at the Family History Library. The films are arranged alphabetically in two parts by the name of the person: one for burials before 1914 and another for burials after 1914.
*'''Pre-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index'''. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1972. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=176542&disp=Pre-1914+cemetery+inscription+card+ind++ 882944–64]) A list of the cemeteries included in the indexes is found on microfilms 882942–43.  *'''Post-1914 Cemetery Inscription Card Index'''. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1972. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=736359&disp=Post-1914+cemetery+inscription+card+in++ 882965–69])
=== Cemetery Records ===
Many cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions have been published or microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library. Examples are:
*''Cemetery Records of North Carolina''. 8 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1947–1961. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+V3r 975.6 V3r]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=182254&disp=Cemetery+records+of+North+Carolina++ 873690] item3 to [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=182254&disp=Cemetery+records+of+North+Carolina%20%20&columns=*,0,0 873691] item; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=182254&disp=Cemetery+records+of+North+Carolina%20%20&columns=*,0,0 6046892]). *McEachern, Leora H. ''Gravestone Records''. 10 vols. Wilmington, North Carolina: L. H. McEachern, 1971–81. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+V3m 975.6 V3m]; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6017876 6017876]) *''North Carolina Cemetery Project.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (Family History Library fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6047785 6047785] [set of 7].) These records are alphabetical by surname within each cemetery. There are some death dates as late as 1961. *Welborn, Mrs. John Scott. ''North Carolina Tombstone Records''. 3 vols. Highpoint, North Carolina: Mrs. J. S. Welborn, 1938 (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=18068 18068] items 1–2 [vols. 1–2]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=18069 18069] item1 [vol.3].)
McEachern, Leora H. ''Gravestone Records''. 10 vols. Wilmington, Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from North Carolina: Lcemeteries. H. McEachernThese are referenced in the "Places" section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), 1971–81. (Family History Library book described in [[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=975.6+V3m 975.6 V3mNorth Carolina Periodicals|North Carolina Periodicals]]; fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6017876 6017876])
''North Carolina Cemetery Project.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986. (Family History Library fiche [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=6047785 6047785] [set of 7].) These records are alphabetical by surname within each cemetery. There are some death dates as late as 1961.  Welborn, Mrs. John Scott. ''North Carolina Tombstone Records''. 3 vols. Highpoint, North Carolina: Mrs. J. S. Welborn, 1938 (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=18068 18068] items 1–2 [vols. 1–2]; film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display =filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=18069 18069] item1 [vol.3].)
The Family History Library has a county-by-county inventory of cemeteries as of 1987:
*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah). ''Index to United States Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1206468 1206468]–948.) Films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1206483 1206483]–85 list cemeteries in North Carolina counties from Alamance to Yancey. This is an inventory of cemeteries, not an index to the names of individuals.  Several periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from North Carolina cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" section of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), described in [[North Carolina Periodicals|North Carolina Periodicals]].
For more information on cemetery records, see [[United States Cemeteries]]. To find more sources in the Family History Library Catalog, use a Place Search under:
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- CEMETERIES
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