Kentucky, Louisville, Cemetery Index Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Kentucky, Louisville, Cemetery Index Cards, 1840-1988
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|Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, |
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|Location of Louisville, Jefferson City, Kentucky|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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
- Next of Kin
- Burial date
- Location of the plot
- May indicate adult or child grave
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
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|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1955|
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Abstracts of the Christian Observer, later the Central Methodist : contains obits, marriages and stories of genealogical interest from the newspaper of the Western Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South which contained most of West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records
- Use the residence to locate church and land records
- The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor
- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion
- The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Kentucky.
- Sexton Records
- Kentucky Guided Research
- Kentucky Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- United States, Tombstone and Sexton Records
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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