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Explore more than 12 million burial records from across England and Wales. Each record includes a transcript of the original burial records. The amount of information in each record may vary but most will include the following:. The age was usually supplied by a relative or someone close to the deceased. However, if the age was unknown it may have been estimated which will be reflective in the calculated Birth year. The project of creating the National Burial Index began in and was first published in and contained 5.

The first phase of the project is to put the NBI online at Findmypast. This will then be supplemented with full burial register transcriptions, memorial inscriptions and even images of the graves where these are available from member societies. The majority of the records cover the period from - but the index does extend significantly in both directions from these dates.

For further information about the Federation of Family History Societies and our contributing member societies please consult the articles available in the Useful Links and Resources. The highest authority in the Church of England is the British Monarch, to whom an oath of allegiance is sworn by all Anglican clergy.

A Church of England parish usually consists of one church and a single community of worshippers, although sizes can vary depending upon the density of a local population. Some larger parishes had outlying chapels attached to a mother church, in order to allow more remote or affluent parishioners the ability to worship away from the community. A list of abbreviations, including military abbreviations, is available on Rootsweb.

Funeral directors in the area where your ancestors lived may have records similar to death and cemetery records. Most of their addresses are in the:. American Blue Book of Funeral Directors. Funeral Home Records.

Cemetery records may include a Permit for Burial form from the state or county. This record may contain as much information as the death certificate in some jurisdictions and some time periods.

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The library has a few funeral home records listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under the following:. To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here. From FamilySearch Wiki. North America. United States. Aug Categories : Language link templates United States Cemeteries. Navigation menu Personal tools English. Namespaces Page Talk. Views Read View source View history. For many societies that do have records, much may be written in Yiddish. How can I get the most out of my cemetery visit? When you visit your ancestral plot, be sure to thoroughly examine all the burials in that plot, not just those of your known ancestors.

You might find you have relatives buried there that you did not know about. You may even want to record all the burials in that plot not only for your own personal purposes but as a service to other researchers who share the same ancestral town or family surname. How come the death certificate says my ancestor is buried in the Cypress Hills Cemetery? I finally found the grave in a totally different cemetery!

4 People Who Were Buried Alive (And How They Got Out)

Cypress Hills Cemetery is a non-sectarian cemetery in Brooklyn organized in that contains 14 early Jewish burial society plots. The names of these societies are listed in our database. Carmel, New Mt. Carmel, Mt. Neboh, or Union Field. Other cemeteries that are in the same general area and would thus also qualify for the Cypress Hills category are Knollwood Park, Maimonides - Brooklyn, Mt.

Hope, Mt.

The science of finding buried bodies

Judah, and Salem Fields. You may be compelled to contact all of these cemeteries if your ancestor is not at the Cypress Hills Cemetery itself. The death certificate says that my ancestor was buried in a cemetery in Brooklyn, but according to your Cemetery Directory , the cemetery is located in Queens. Some cemetery grounds even straddle the county border between Brooklyn and Queens.

Can the JGSNY provide me with further information on any organization, including when it was founded, its history, or the names of its members and officers?


No, we are not collecting this type of information. You will need to examine any extant records at YIVO or AJHS; locate a contact person for the society, or consult your shtetl co-researchers who may have information in their private collections pertaining to the society. Click here for a compilation of all the better known lists of New York landsmanshaften and other Jewish organizations. I found records among my father's papers. Encourage your ancestral society to donate its records to one of these archives. Where can I find out about tombstone inscriptions?

Can you provide me with the translation from Yiddish or Hebrew as to the name of the society? Baron Hirsch Cemetery on Staten Island has a deplorable problem with poison ivy. Is there anything that you can do about it?

No, this is beyond our domain. Where can I read about landsmanshaftn? Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, New York: Basic Books, Inc. I don't live in New York City. Can you photograph a tombstone, call a cemetery, look up death indexes, obituaries or records at YIVO, or provide any other genealogical information for me about my deceased relative? Wish we could! But, you are one of many, many folks on the Internet making the same request.

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