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The Daily Genealogist: Cemetery Databases: Washington, Illinois, and Missouri

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Camas Cemetery, Camas, Washington
The city of Camas is located in Clark County, Washington, right on the Washington-Oregon border. The Camas cemetery has been owned and operated by the city since 2007. City staff have compiled, preserved, and verified burial records from the cemetery's more than 100 years of operation. The resulting alphabetical database is available in PDF format under the "Cemetery database" link on the city's website. The data fields in the database are surname, first name, lot/block, date of birth, place of birth, date of death, and place of death. There is also a cemetery map on the website.

Galva Cemetery, Galva, Illinois

The city of Galva is located in Henry County, Illinois, in the central northwestern part of the state. The city has made the burial database for Galva Cemetery available on its website. Click the "cemetery database" link to open the login page. Next click "Login as Guest" and then the "Internment [sic] Records" link to open the alphabetical database. You can browse through the list or perform a search. The data fields are last name, first name, middle name, interment date, cost of interment, grave location, undertaker name, city and state, number of the interment, page and book number, sexton name, funeral home, and comments. Click on the "View" link to access a more consolidated view of the record. You will also find cemetery maps on the site.

Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
The city of Cape Girardeau is located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, in the southeastern part of the state. The city has made a burial database for Old Lorimier Cemetery available on its website. The cemetery, which is believed to have more than 6,500 burials, was established in 1808. You will find a detailed history of the cemetery on the site's main page. Click "Burials A - Z" to access the alphabetical list of burials. The data fields are name of the deceased, date of birth, date of death, section, and grave.


Posted by Jean Powers at 06/27/2014 09:17:22 AM | 


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