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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|sexton’s records]] may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or a birthplace.
===Online===
 
The following have some cemetery listings for Kentucky State. {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
 
*'''1840-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|3019662|Kentucky, Louisville, Cemetery Index Cards, 1840-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
**This site frequently has tombstone images.
**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n List of cemeteries] statewide for cemeteries in their database
****Go to [http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave Home page], click '''Search for a cemetery''', select the state (Arkansas), then select from the '''county list''', and press '''Search'''.
***Click on the number below '''Interments''' for a cemetery to access names. Click '''Records''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60525 Web: Kentucky, Find A Grave Index, 1776-2012] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
{{Tip| Remember:<br>
# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
# [http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
# Weathering and damage to tombstones make [[Kentucky Cemeteries#Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Indexes|early published transcriptions]] priceless.}} <br>
 
*[https://catholiccemeterieslouisville.org/locate-a-loved-one/ Catholic Cemeteries of Louisville] -- online tool allows you to search for people buried in one of the four major Catholic cemeteries in Louisville, Kentucky
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*[http://salesportal.sabermgmt.com/IntermentLookup.asp?loc=LouisvilleWest Louisville Memorial Gardens West and East] -- online tool allows you to search for people buried in these two large cemeteries in Jefferson County
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Interment]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Kentucky Cemeteries at Daddezio]
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/death-records-exp-i-overlay?state=Kentucky&kw=cemetery+records&s_kwcid=kentucky+cemetery+records&gclid=CMug8fr-zr4CFYpbfgodN2oACg&o_xid=21837&o_lid=21837&o_sch=Search Kentucky Cemetery Records] Ancestry.com
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ky.html I Dream of Genealogy]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html USGenWeb Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/kentucky/index.html Ancestry]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Kentucky&county=0 Billion Graves] Replace Smith surname in the Pale orange form and click '''Search'''.
**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United%2BStates&state=Kentucky&county=0 Lists of cemeteries] "filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database.
 
Many periodicals publish cemetery records.These are referenced in the "Families" section of the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), described in the "Periodicals" section.
 
The Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog lists more of these records under:
 
*KENTUCKY - CEMETERIES
 
*KENTUCKY, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
 
*KENTUCKY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
 
*Cemeteries
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For ==Online Resources=={| style = "border:1px solid black; width:65%; "|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Online Cemetery Resources for Kentucky there are tombstone transcriptions dating from the early 1800s''</center>|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Find-A-Grave] *{{RecordSearch|2221801|Find A Grave Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Find A Grave Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Collection]]*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60525/ U.S. They may give the deceased’s birth and death dates, age Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current] at [https://www.ancestry.com Ancestry]*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[BillionGraves Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Collection]]*[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-billion-graves-index BillionGraves Index] at death[https://www.findmypast.com/ Find My Past] ($)*{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, spouse’s namesCemetery Abstracts, and maiden name if applicable1949-1969}} at [https://www.familysearch. Less often they contain the birthplacesorg/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States, Cemetery Abstracts - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Record]]*[https://accessgenealogy. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliationscom/cemetery/kentucky-cemetery-records. Family members may be buried nearbyhtm Kentucky Cemetery Records] at [https://accessgenealogy. com/ AccessGenealogy]  Since 1977 the *[http://historywww.interment.net/us/ky/index.htm Kentucky Cemetery Records] at [http://www.interment.govnet/us/index.php htm Interment] *[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Kentucky Historical SocietyTombstone Transcription Project] has been computerizing all of the state’s existing at [http://205www.usgwtombstones.204org/registry.html USGenWeb Transcription Project] *[https://www.134deathindexes.47com/kentucky/cemeteryindex.asp cemetery recordshtml Online Kentucky Obituary and Cemetery Indexes]at [https://www. This deathindexes.com/index will have genealogical information from an estimated seven million tombstones when it is completed. The society also collects prehtml DeathIndexes] |-1911 funeral records.  The Daughters | width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many State'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |{| style="float:right; |- |{{MormonLDSRemoval}} |} *[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky?id=state_19 Kentucky cemeteriesCemeteries] at [https://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave] *[https://billiongraves. The DAR collection is described com/search/cemetery Billion Graves] - type Kentucky in the search box.*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Kentucky Cemeteries] at [http://www.daddezio.com/ D'Addezio] *[https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery.cfm Kentucky Compiled GenealogiesCemeteries]at [https://www.hometownlocator.com/ Hometown Locator]*[http://www. Five volumes of DAR idreamof.com/cemetery records have been published separately/ky.html Kentucky Cemeteries] at [http: //www.idreamof.com/index.html I Dream of Genealogy] *[https://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Cemetery-Records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] at [https://ldsgenealogy.com/index.htm LDSGenealogy] *Daughters of the [http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Revolution (Cemeteries in Kentucky)] at [http://africanamericancemeteries. com/ African American Cemeteries Online] |-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Kentucky Cemetery RecordsJewish Cemeteries '''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=jewish&cemetery-loc=Kentucky%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_19 Jewish Cemeteries in Kentucky] at [https://www. 5 volsfindagrave. Lexington, KYcom Find-A-Grave] *[https: KSDAR, 1960–//www.findagrave. {{FHL|87301|item|dispcom/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=hebrew&cemetery-loc=Kentucky%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=FHL film 873712; book 976state_19 Hebrew Cemeteries in Kentucky] at [https://www.findagrave.9 V22d,volscom Find-A-Grave] *[https://iajgscemetery.1–3 on }} Each volume is indexedorg/usa/kentucky-ky/ Kentucky Jewish Cemetery Project] at [https://iajgscemetery.org/ International Jewish Cemetery Project] *[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1411/ JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] at [https://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] - grave searchMany transcriptions are found in*[https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] by [https: //www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen]<br>''Click the USA folder, State folder, City folder and cemetery name''|-*| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Military Cemeteries 'Cemetery Records of Kentucky''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/campnelson.asp Camp Nelson National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/73283/camp-nelson-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Camp-Nelson-National-Cemetery/40685 BillionGraves] *[https://www. 2 volscem.va.gov/cems/nchp/cavehill.asp Cave Hill National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2315685/cave-hill-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Cave-Hill-Cemetery/40743 BillionGraves] *[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/danvilleky.asp Danville National Cemetery, KY] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109398/danville-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves. Ncom/cemetery/Danville-National-Cemetery/180716 BillionGraves] <br>[https://www.pancestry.com/search/collections/2298/ Danville, 1962Kentucky,1968Danville National Cemetery, 1862-2003] at [https://www.ancestry. com Ancestry] (Family History Library {{FHL|87327|item|disp=FHL film 873713; book 976$)*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/lebanon.9 V22L}}asp Lebanon National Cemetery] — [https://www. Additional volumes of this collection are listed in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under individual countiesfindagrave. These volumes are arranged by county and include abstracts of com/cemetery/109420/lebanon-national-cemetery records from 15 countiesFind-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Lebanon-National-Cemetery/180877 BillionGraves] *[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/lexington.asp Lexington National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/74833/lexington-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Lexington-National-Cemetery/328138 BillionGraves] Burials in 241 Kentucky cemeteries along the old Wilderness Road are recorded in*Mill Springs National Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/75128/mill-springs-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https: //billiongraves.com/cemetery/Mill-Springs-National-Cemetery/42223 BillionGraves] *[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/zacharytaylor.asp Zachary Taylor National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/76685/zachary-taylor-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Zachary-Taylor-National-Cemetery/43538 BillionGraves] *Johnson, Robert Foster[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/lots/evergreen. asp Evergreen Cemetery Soldiers''Wilderness Road Lot] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/73885/evergreen-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Evergreen-Cemetery---Soldiers-Lot/328139 BillionGraves] *[https://armycemeteries.army.mil/Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia''/Fort-Campbell-POW-Post-Cemetery Fort Campbell POW Post Cemetery] — [https://billiongraves. Owensboro, Kentuckycom/cemetery/Fort-Campbell-POW-Post-Cemetery/319990 BillionGraves] *[https: McDowell Publications, 1981//armycemeteries. {{FHL|16866|item|disp=FHL book 973 V3j}}army. The Wilderness Road led from Virginia through northern Tennessee and into Kentuckymil/Cemeteries/Fort-Knox-Post-Cemetery Fort Knox Post Cemetery] — [https://www. The book includes a surname indexfindagravecom/cemetery/321962/fort-knox-post-cemetery Find-A 1988 county-byGrave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Fort-Knox-Post-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library isCemetery/180814 BillionGraves] : ''For more [[United States Military Cemetery Records|military burial databases]].''|-|}
*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. == Additional Resources at the Family History Library. ==To find cemetery records for ''Index to United States CemeteriesKentucky''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206468–94}} Film 1206474 contains a listing of the cemetery records in Kentucky that are at the library.FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:<br>
===Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Indexes===#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']#Enter: '''Kentucky''' in the Place box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
The USGenWeb Archives has records from hundreds of To search for cemeteries representing more than half of at the counties of Kentucky.&nbsp;Included on their Web site is the Kentucky Tombstone Transcription Project, available at http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html. This is a county-by-county list of cemeteries. The highlighted cemetery include tombstone abstracts. level follow directions below
<br> #Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''Many periodicals publish cemetery records.FamilySearch Catalog'''These are referenced in the "Families" section of the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), described]] #Enter: '''Kentucky'' in the "[[Place box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''#Click on: '''Places within Kentucky Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section. <br> '''#Click on the county you want to search#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
'''The Place Search of To search for cemeteries at the FamilySearch Catalog '''lists more of these records under: town level, follow directions below.
KENTUCKY - CEMETERIES #Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']#Enter: '''Kentucky''' in the Place box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''#Click on: '''Places within Kentucky'''#Click on the county you want to search#Click on '''Places within United States, Kentucky, county name'''#Click on the town you want to search#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
KENTUCKY, == Additional Resources ==*[COUNTYhttps://www.dar.org/library/collections/dar-library-catalog DAR Library Catalog] has cemetery books. Do a keyword search for Kentucky cemetery.*[https://www.worldcat.org/ Worldcat.org] - CEMETERIES Do a search for Kentucky Cemetery.
KENTUCKY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
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