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Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965
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Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, 
United States
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Location of Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
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Location of Alabama
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1911-1965
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Friends of Magnolia Cemetery


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of index and images of original records compiled by Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Inc. in Mobile, Alabama.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of deceased
  • Death date
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Birth date

  • Residence
  • Military status
  • Profession
  • Father's name
  • Birthplace of father
  • Mother's maiden name

  • Birthplace of mother
  • Name of informant
  • Clergyman
  • Survivors

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a parent or spouse

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information
  • Use the book, page and jacket number to find the actual burial record in the cemetery
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • Search for the death certificate and obituary for the individual

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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