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Could you advise on the best way to find relatives burial places please.

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on 2012-04-12 17:47:21

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by poorone on 2012-04-13 16:38:23

Hi,

I would suggest first to ask relatives if they have the information. Then find out where your relatives lived, and then google cemetery finding aids for that area.
If you can find an obit on your relative then it may mention where they are buried.
For example, the Genweb project in some areas, they have a listings of some of the buried, and even have pictures of tomb stones.

Best wishes in your research. You can always do a posting on your relative and maybe some who lives in the area they are buried might look up the information for you.

by dellittwilson on 2012-04-15 00:43:19

It depends on when they died and where, or when you think they may have died and possibly where. I like to go to findagrave.com to look for burials, great site. Many ways you can search. The Social Security Death Index is a good place to start for people who died in the latter half of the 20th century (these are all sites for finding people buried in the U.S., won't apply if you're looking outside the U.S.). It won't tell you where they were buried but it will give you a clue. Every state offers information on births, marriages, and deaths but you will need to look in different spots depending on the state and how long ago the person may have died. Why don't you give us an example of someone you are trying to find and it will be easier to help you problem solve from there? I am happy to give any help I can. If you are looking outside the U.S. my first instinct is to look for listings in parish records if they were religious people or the deaths occurred very long ago and for more recent deaths in government repositories of this information. Newspapers are another source as you can often find obituaries this way. I find things from newspapers from the 1700s even, for instance, and many are available online. Also, mortuaries often offer information on deaths and burials if you know a city where they may have died and the death is in the last 5 to 10 years, you can search the local mortuary websites. I'm sure I can give you more ideas if you're interested or looking for more places to search.

by treelover on 2012-04-15 22:31:34

Try findagrave.com

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