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The Daily Genealogist: Funeral Home Records — Tennessee and Pennsylvania

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Alexander Funeral Home Records, Tennessee

The Alexander Funeral Home was established in Gallatin, Tennessee, in 1921, and later opened several branches in the surrounding area. The business is still in existence and, having merged with another institution, operates as the Alexander-Newby Funeral Home. The city of Gallatin is located in Sumner County in the north central part of the state.

The records in this database are from two of the funeral home’s locations. The records from the Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin cover the period from 1928 through 1968. The records from the Alexander Westmoreland Funeral Home in Westmoreland cover the period from 1958 through 1991. The records have been indexed by year. Select the Click Here to View the Individual Funeral Home Records Indexed by Years link to open a page with date range links. Click on the desired date range to open a new page with a chronological listing of records for that period. The data fields may include some or all of the following: full name, place of death, color/sex, marital status, date of birth, birthplace, date of death, age, occupation, name of father, birthplace of father, maiden name of mother, birthplace of mother, physician, cause of death, date, time, place of service, name of cemetery, clergyman, pall bearers, near relatives, and informant’s name and address.

The records of additional Tennessee funeral homes, including the Newby Funeral Home, the Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home, and Cole and Garrett Funeral Home, can be searched by entering a surname in the search box on the left side of the page.

Bastian-Maneval Funeral Home Records, Pennsylvania

This funeral home records database is found on the Tri-Counties Genealogy and History website, which was founded in 1996 to create a local history library for three counties located on the New York-Pennsylvania border. They are Bradford and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and Chemung County in New York.

The Bastian-Maneval Funeral Home is actually located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, but, according to the website, there are many individuals in the records who have ties to Bradford and Tioga Counties. The records in the alphabetical databases cover the years 1933 through 1936 and 1948 to 1954. Click on a letter and scroll down to view a list of names of individuals with surnames beginning with that letter. Continue to scroll down the page to view the detailed records for each individual. The data fields in the detailed record are name, residence, spouse, occupation, employer and address, date of death, date of birth, date of funeral, services at, clergyman, religion of deceased, birthplace, place of death, cause of death, contributory cause, certifying physician, name of father, his birthplace, name of mother, her birthplace, cemetery, funeral cost, and newspaper article (obituary).

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