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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Records
Collection years 1790-2013
Languages English
Title in the Language Canadian Headstones
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Canadian Headstones Official Website


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

The collection includes a name index of headstone inscriptions, courtesy of CanadianHeadstones.com, which is a family history database of records and images from Canada's cemeteries. Take a look at their website for more information about how their Canada headstone project works.

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

Cemetery Records may include:

  • First and Last Name of the Deceased
  • Birth Date of the Deceased
  • Death Date of the Deceased
  • First and Last Name of Spouse
  • Birth Date of the Spouse
  • Death Date of the Spouse

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

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting 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]

  • Use the information to locate an obituary or actual death record
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

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

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

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

“Canadian Headstones, 1790-2013.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : From multiple collections. Index. Canadianheadstones.com. http://www.canadianheadstones.com.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

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How You Can Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki[edit | edit source]

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