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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Newton, Kansas, Cemeteries
The city of Newton, located in central Kansas, is the county seat of Harvey County. Established in 1872, Greenwood Cemetery has more than 15,000 occupied spaces. The city has made a burial and disinterment database for Greenwood and Restlawn cemeteries available on its website. The database may be searched by last name, first name, year of interment, and veteran status of the deceased, and by last and first name of the lot owner. Use the dropdown list to limit your search to a specific cemetery or to the disinterment records. The data fields in the search results are occupant name, owner name, location, and date of burial. Click the occupant name link to view the detailed record, which contains a number of additional fields.

Atchison Kansas Public Library
The city of Atchison, located in northeastern Kansas, is the county seat of Atchison County. The Atchison Public Library has made a cemetery database available on its website. Click the A-Z links to open files with alphabetical-by-surname lists. The data fields in the database include last name, first name, birth date, death date, age, and cemetery name. There is also a database of Cummings Cemetery headstone photos. Cummings Cemetery is located in Center Township, southeast of Cummings.

McPherson Cemetery
The city of McPherson, located in central Kansas, is the seat of McPherson County. The city has made a cemetery burial records database available on its website. The database can be searched by name or by burial location. Click "search by name" to open the burial record catalog. Select the first letter of the surname for which you are searching, then select the appropriate surname range. The data fields in the search results are name, male/female, year born, year died, marker, and grave location. Click the image of the cross in the marker field to view a photograph of the gravestone. Click the name of the deceased to open a detailed record. A search of the database by location will bring up a list of all burials in the selected block.


Posted by Jean Powers at 02/28/2014 02:12:36 PM | 


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