California, Oakland, Mountain View Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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California, Oakland, Mountain View Cemetery Records, 1857-1973
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|Oakland, Alameda, California, |
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|Location of Oakland, Alameda County, California|
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|Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland|
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This collection contains cemetery records for the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California for years 1857-1973. This collection includes indexes to burials, internment, and funeral home records.
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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Mountain View Cemetery. Burial records, 1866-1959; index, 1857-1957
- Alameda County. Births 1873-1901, deaths 1859-1903, mortuary record 1873-1891, land patents 1857-1892, delayed birth index 1875-1971, marriages 1853-1866
- Oakland City Council. City census, 1902
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960
- California Death Index, 1905-1939
- California Death Index, 1940-1997
- Find A Grave Index
- BillionGraves Index
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