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== Online Resources ==
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==Online Resources==
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*'''1772-1934''': {{RecordSearch|1674748|Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934}} at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1867-1961''': {{RecordSearch|1675539|United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961}} at FamilySearch - index and images
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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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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=Connecticut%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_8 Connecticut Cemeteries] by FindAGrave
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ct/index.htm Connecticut Cemetery Records] by Interment
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Cemetery-Records.htm Connecticut Cemetery Records] by LDSGenealogy
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/connecti.html Connecticut Tombstone Transcription Project] by CTGenWeb
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*[http://farber.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/all/where/Connecticut?sort=Name%2CDates Farber Gravestones in Connecticut] - photos and index
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*[https://www.findagrave.com Find A Grave] people search - photos and GPS locations of grave markers
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*[http://www.hale-collection.com/ Hale Collection of Cennecticut Cemetery Records] - index and searchable
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/connecticut/index.html Online Connecticut Death Indexes and Records] by DeathIndexes
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60525/ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current] at Ancestry.com ($)
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== Jewish Cemeteries ==
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*[https://iajgscemetery.org/usa/connecticut-ct/ Connecticut Jewish Cemeteries] 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
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*[http://www.newhaventorahcenter.org/cemetery_info.asp New Haven Jewish Cemetery Database] by New Haven Torah Center - index of cemeteries and people with maps
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70057 Connecticut, Find A Grave Index, 1636-2011]
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==Military Cemeteries==
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=8&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave for Connecticut]
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*Colonel Raymond F Gates Memorial Cemetery
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ct/index.htm Interment.net for Connecticut]  
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*[https://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/Cemetery-and-Memorial-Services Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery]
*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}}
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*Spring Grove Veterans Cemetery
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves for Connecticut]
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== Additional Resources at the Family History Library ==
*[http://www.ctgenweb.org/ The CTGenWeb Project], index.
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To find cemetery records for ''Connecticut'' in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:<br>
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/farber/ Farber Gravestone Collection], index
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Cemetery-Records.htm Connecticut Cemetery Records]<br><br>
 
  
The following have significant cemetery listings for Connecticut 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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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
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#Enter: '''Connecticut''' in the Place box
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#Click on: '''Search'''
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=8&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n '''Search for names'''] Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
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To search for cemeteries at the county level follow directions below
  
*This site frequently has tombstone images
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=8&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n '''List of cemeteries'''] statewide for cemeteries in their database
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#Enter: '''Connecticut''' in the Place box
****Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ '''Find A Grave Home page'''], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state (Connecticut), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.
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#Click on: '''Search'''
***Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
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#Click on: '''Places within Connecticut'''
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#Click on the county you want to search
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70057 '''''Web: Connecticut, Find A Grave Index, 1636-2013'''''] at Ancestry.com ($) State.
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To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.
  
{{Tip| Remember:
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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: '''Connecticut''' 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 Connecticut'''
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#Click on the county you want to search
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#Click on '''Places within United States, Connecticut, county name'''
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#Click on the town you want to search
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
*{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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== Additional Resources ==
*[http://www.hale-collection.com/index.html '''Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Records'''] – Cemetery transcriptions and links built primarily on the Hale Collection.
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*[https://www.dar.org/library/collections/dar-library-catalog DAR Library Catalog] has cemetery books. Do a keyword search for Connecticut cemetery.
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/connecticut/connecti.html '''USGenWeb Tombstone Transcriptions Connecticut''']
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/ Worldcat.org]- Do a search for Connecticut Cemetery.
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CT/ALL/ '''Linkpendium Connecticut Cemeteries/Other''']  
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/connecticut/ '''Online Connecticut Death Indexes and Obituaries''']
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-CT-NDX.html '''D'ADDEZIO Connecticut Cemeteries''']
 
*[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/cemetery-records.htm/ '''New Horizons Genealogy''']– Specializing in New York and New England cemetery records.
 
*[http://interment.net/us/ct/index.htm '''Interment.net (CT)'''] - Browse cemeteries by county.
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Cemetery-Records.htm '''Connecticut Cemetery Records'''] (at Connecticut Genealogy) Cemetery inscriptions online organized by county and city.
 
  
=== Published Records  ===
 
 
Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|sexton’s records]], have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.
 
 
*Kemp, Thomas Jay. Kemp's  Researcher's Handbook. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1981. This book includes cemetery names, addresses, and telephone numbers of cemeteries in Connecticut as well as a detailed list of available sources. The book also lists the number, volume, and page citations for each cemetery included within the Hale collection (see below).
 
 
=== Hale Collection  ===
 
 
The Charles R. Hale Collection of cemetery inscriptions (1640s-1930s) and newspaper death notices (1796-1865) consists of an extensive card index and typed inscriptions from more than 2,000 cemeteries. This collection is available at the Connecticut State Library and on microfilm at the Family History Library {{FHL|18917|item|disp=FHL films 3076-3433}}.
 
 
=== DAR Collection  ===
 
 
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1970 and 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC. {{FHL|38522|item|disp=FHL film 844451 (first of 24 films)}}
 
 
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Jewish Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Military Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]