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== What is in This Collection? ==
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The collection consists of images of cemetery records from the Tama County Recorder's office for the years 1913 to 2014.
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Cemeteries began keeping records as soon as they opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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== Record Description  ==
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=== Image Visibility ===
 
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The collection consists of images of cemetery records from the Tama County Recorder's office for the years 1913 to 2014.
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
 
Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
 
The records may include any of the following:  
 
The records may include any of the following:  
 
 
*Name of Cemetery  
 
*Name of Cemetery  
 
*Location of grave(s) including Section and Lot number  
 
*Location of grave(s) including Section and Lot number  
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*Designation if grave is a veteran's grave  
 
*Designation if grave is a veteran's grave  
 
*Designation whether plot is full or half
 
*Designation whether plot is full or half
 
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== Collection Content ==
== How to Use the Record  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
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Image:Iowa, Tama County Cemetery Records (14-1062) Cemetery Deed DGS 100942460_63.jpg|Cemetery Deed
 
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Image:Iowa, Tama County Cemetery Records (14-1062) Perpetual Care Certificate DGS 100942460_68.jpg|Perpetual Care Certificate
*Name of the deceased
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Image:Iowa, Tama County Cemetery Records (14-1062) Cemetery Deed and Endowment Fund Agreement DGS 100942460_65.jpg|Cemetery Deed and Endowment Fund Agreement
*Identifying information such as the death date
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
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*The name of the person
To search the collection: <br>
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*The approximate date of death  
Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>
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=== View the Images ===
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type"<br>
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2381986|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
Select the appropriate "Volume and Year Range" which takes you to the images.  
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# Select the ''' Record Type'''
 
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# Select the ''' Volume and Year Range''' to view the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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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.
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
 
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*Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
==== Using the Information  ====
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*Search for vital records such as birth, and marriage
 
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
When you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what is information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records  
 
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
 
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county 
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
*Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
*Use the locality and relative's name to locate church and land records.
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=== Research Helps ===
 
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Iowa, United States Genealogy|Iowa]].
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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* [[GuidedResearch:Iowa|Iowa Guided Research]]
 
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* [[Iowa Record Finder]]
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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* [[Iowa Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
*Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames.
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* [[Step-by-Step Iowa Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
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== Citing this Collection ==
*When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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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.
 
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{{Collection citation}}
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
 
 
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Iowa, Tama|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Iowa Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[Tama County, Iowa]].}}
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://iagenweb.org/tama/cems/cemetery.html Iowa GenWeb Project]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Iowa]]
 
*[[Iowa Cemeteries]]
 
 
 
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Iowa, Tama County Cemetery Records, 1913-2014." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Tama County Recorder. Tama County Courthouse, Toledo, Iowa.}}
 

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Tama, Iowa, 
United States
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US Locator Map Iowa Tama.PNG
Location of Tama County, Iowa
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Location of Iowa
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Records
Collection years 1913-2014
FamilySearch Resources
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Tama County Recorder. Tama County Courthouse, Toledo, Iowa


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

The collection consists of images of cemetery records from the Tama County Recorder's office for the years 1913 to 2014. Cemeteries began keeping records as soon as they opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include any of the following:

  • Name of Cemetery
  • Location of grave(s) including Section and Lot number
  • Names of all individuals in burial plot
  • Date of death
  • Designation if grave is a veteran's grave
  • Designation whether plot is full or half

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The approximate date of death

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Type
  2. Select the Volume and Year Range to view the images.

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.

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

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

  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Search for vital records such as birth, and marriage
  • 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 census records

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.