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==Online Resources==
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*'''1801-1932''': [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2054 California, Mortuary and Cemetery Records, 1801-1932] at Ancestry - Index and images
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*'''1838-1985''': {{RecordSearch|3161103|California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Oak Hill Cemetery Headstone Inscriptions, 1838-1985}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1850-1990''': {{RecordSearch|3259465|California, Mendocino County, Ukiah, Russian River Cemetery District, Index to Burials, 1850-1990}} at FamilySearch - index and images
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*'''1857-1973''': {{RecordSearch|3161361|California, Oakland, Mountain View Cemetery Records, 1857-1973}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1877-1989''': {{RecordSearch|3259479|California, Los Angeles, Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Deceased Card File Index, 1877-1989}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1895-1985''': [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2118 California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985] at Ancestry - Index and images ($)
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*'''1899-2011''': {{RecordSearch|1922526|California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011}} at FamilySearch - Images only.
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*'''1900-1959''': {{RecordSearch|2848498|California, Sacramento Cemetery Records, 1900-1959}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1949-1969''': {{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969}} at FamilySearch
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*[http://billiongraves.com/search Billion Graves] - Photos and GPS locations of grave markers
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*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}} at FamilySearch - index
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-CA-NDX.html California Cemeteries] at D'Addezio
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*[https://accessgenealogy.com/california/california-cemetery-records.htm California Cemetery Records] at AccessGenealogy - photos and index
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/index.htm California Cemetery records] at Interment.net
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Cemetery-Records.htm California Cemetery Records] at LDSGenealogy
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/ALL/cem/ California Linkpendium] at Linkpendium
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/californ.html California Tombstone Transcription Project] at USGenWeb
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=California%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_6 Find A Grave] California Cemeteries - locations
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*[https://www.findagrave.com Find A Grave] people search - photos and GPS locations of grave markers
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/index.html Online California Death Records & Indexes] at DeathIndexes - obituaries, burials and death records
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60525/ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
== Online Resources ==
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==Jewish Cemeteries==
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=jewish&cemetery-loc=California%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_6 Jewish Cemeteries in California] at Find A Grave
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*[https://iajgscemetery.org/usa/California-CA/ California Jewish Cemetery Project] at International Jewish Cemetery Project
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1411/ JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] at Ancestry - grave search
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*[https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry Cemetery List] by JewishGen
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**To locate cemetery: Click the USA file folder, State folder, City folder and cemetery name
  
The following have significant cemetery listings for California State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>  
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==Military Cemeteries==
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''National Cemeteries''
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/bakersfield.asp Bakersfield]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftrosecrans.asp Fort Rosecrans]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/goldengate.asp Golden Gate]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/losangeles.asp Los Angeles]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/miramar.asp Miramar]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/riverside.asp Riverside]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/sacramento.asp Sacramento Valley]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/sanfrancisco.asp San Francisco]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/sanjoaquinvalley.asp San Joaquin Valley]
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|}
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''State Cemeteries''
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*[https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/California-Central-Coast-Veterans-Cemetery.aspx California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery]
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*[https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Northern-California-Veterans-Cemetery.aspx Northern California Veterans Cemetery]
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*[https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Yountville-Veterans-Home-Cemetery.aspx Yountville Veterans Home Cemetery]
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== Additional Resources at the Family History Library ==
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To find cemetery records for ''California'' in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:<br>
  
*{{RecordSearch|3259465|California, Mendocino County, Ukiah, Russian River Cemetery District, Index to Burials, 1850-1990}} — index and images
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
*{{RecordSearch|3161103|California, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Oak Hill Cemetery Headstone Inscriptions, 1838-1985}} — index
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#Enter: '''California''' in the Place box
*{{RecordSearch|3259479|California, Los Angeles, Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Deceased Card File Index, 1877-1989}} — index
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#Click on: '''Search'''
*{{RecordSearch|3583819|California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002}} — index and images
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
*{{RecordSearch|3245343|California, Solano County Genealogical Society, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*{{RecordSearch|3241370|California, Tulare County, Visalia Cemetery Records, 1875-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
 
*This site frequently has tombstone images.
 
**[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=California%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_6&page=1#cem-1983191 List of cemeteries] statewide for cemeteries in their database
 
***Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave Home page], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state (California), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.
 
****Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
 
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60525 ''Web: U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current''] at Ancestry.com ($) State.
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To search for cemeteries at the county level follow directions below
  
{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
*Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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#Enter: '''California''' in the Place box
**[http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
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#Click on: '''Search'''
***Weathering and damage to tombstones make early published transcriptions priceless.}} <br>
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
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#Click on: '''Places within California'''
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#Click on the county you want to search
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
*{{RecordSearch|3161361|California, Oakland, Mountain View Cemetery Records, 1857-1973}} — index
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To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/index.htm Interment.net]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-CA-NDX.html D'ADDEZIO Cemetery Junction]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/californ.html The USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/ALL/cem/ California Linkpendium]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Access Genealogy]
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Cemetery-Records.htm California-State &amp; County Records]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2054 California, Mortuary and Cemetery Records, 1801-1932] Index and images ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2118 California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985] Index and images ($)
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi California Cemetery Records at Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/index.htm California Cemetery Records at Interment.net]
 
*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}}
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#country=United+States&state=California&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery BillionGraves California Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/californ.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Cemetery-Records.htm California Cemetery Records]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-CA-NDX.html Californian Cemetery Records] at D'Addezio
 
*{{RecordSearch|1922526|California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records, 1899-2011}} Images only.
 
*{{RecordSearch|2848498|California, Sacramento Cemetery Records, 1900-1959}} — index<br><br>
 
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=Smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=California&county=0 BillionGraves] Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click Search
 
  
Cemetery Records(at California Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions found online organized by county and city <br>
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
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#Enter: '''California''' in the Place box
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#Click on: '''Search'''
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
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#Click on: '''Places within California'''
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#Click on the county you want to search
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#Click on '''Places within United States, California, county name'''
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#Click on the town you want to search
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from California cemeteries. This collection is described in [[California Compiled Genealogies]]. A separate DAR collection of cemetery records from some counties is in ''Vital Records from Cemeteries in California to 1962'', 17 Volumes. (N.p.: Daughters of the American Revolution. California, 1968;&nbsp;Family History Library&nbsp;films {{FHL|558288|film|disp=558288}}-91).  
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== Additional Resources ==
 
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*[https://www.dar.org/library/collections/dar-library-catalog DAR Library Catalog] has cemetery books. Do a keyword search for California cemetery.
Another important collection is ''Cemetery Records of California'', 11 Volumes. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1954-63; Family History Library {{FHL|132506|title-id|disp=book 979.4 V22L; Volumes 1-3 on film 874068 items 1-3, Volumes 4-11 on film 874075-77}}).  
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/ Worldcat.org]- Do a search for California Cemetery.
 
 
<br> '''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetary Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|California, San Mateo County, Colma, Italian Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
 
 
{{California}}
 
 
 
[[San Francisco California Area Funeral Home Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|<br>]]
 
 
 
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[[Category:California,_United_States]] [[Category:United_States_Cemeteries]]
 

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Jewish Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Military Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

National Cemeteries

State Cemeteries

Additional Resources at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

To find cemetery records for California in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: California in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Cemeteries

To search for cemeteries at the county level follow directions below

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: California in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Cemeteries
  5. Click on: Places within California
  6. Click on the county you want to search
  7. Click on: Cemeteries

To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: California in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Cemeteries
  5. Click on: Places within California
  6. Click on the county you want to search
  7. Click on Places within United States, California, county name
  8. Click on the town you want to search
  9. Click on: Cemeteries

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]