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Kentucky, Louisville, Cemetery Index Cards, 1840-1988
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Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, 
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index and images of index cards recording burials in the Eastern, Schardein, and Greenwood cemeteries located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Race and sex
  • Birthday
  • Next of Kin
  • Burial date
  • Location of the plot
  • May indicate adult or child grave


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