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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Red River Valley, North Dakota, 
United States
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Location of North Dakota
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Transcripts
Collection years 1877-1999
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


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

The collection will contain an index and images of cemetery transcriptions compiled by the Red River Valley Genealogical Society of North Dakota.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Cemetery Records may include:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Date of Death
  • Date of Interment (Burial)
  • Address
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Birth place
  • Cause of death
  • The location of the grave

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of death or burial
  • The cemetery your ancestor is buried in

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.


View the Images (Only for Fakey Browse Collections with a DFNL page)[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the [DFNL URL Link Text] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

Add this template below after “Search the Index” or “View the Images” headers:

Longer coding is used when the link is to a catalog record that lists references to multiple catalog records:

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]

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

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

  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Search for an obituary in a local newspaper
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the North Dakota Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
North Dakota, Cemetery Records, 1877-1999 Database, or Images, or Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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