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Valerie Beaudrault
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Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association, Michigan
The six cemeteries of the Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association are located in the Detroit metropolitan area in southeastern Michigan. The city and its suburbs are located in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

All Saints Cemetery and The Preserve are separate cemeteries located on Lake Maceday in Waterford. Guardian Angel Cemetery is in Rochester. Mt. Elliott Cemetery, in Detroit, was consecrated in 1841, and named for the architect Robert Elliott, one of the cemetery's founders, who died in a construction accident twelve days after the property was dedicated. Mt. Olivet Cemetery, the largest cemetery in Detroit, located on the city's east side, was established in 1888. Resurrection, which is located in Clinton Township, is one of the largest cemeteries in Michigan.

The Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association has made some of its burial records available on its website. Click the Genealogy tab in the menu bar to open the search page. The database may be searched by first, middle, and last name. You may search the entire database or limit your search by cemetery and years. The data fields in the search results are full name, date of interment, cemetery name, and location of the grave. There is also a form to request additional information regarding a family member buried in these cemeteries.

Holland, Michigan, Cemeteries
The city of Holland, in western Michigan, is located in Ottawa and Allegan Counties. The city of Holland has made burial records for Pilgrim Home and Graafschap Cemeteries available on its website. Scroll down the contents list on the right side of the webpage and click the Search Burial Records link to access the alphabetical-by-surname burial records database. Click the link at the bottom of the page to download the PDF file. The data fields in the record are name, residing plot, burial type, burial date, and funeral home. Cemetery maps are also available.  

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