North Dakota, Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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North Dakota, Cemetery Records, 1877-1999
This article describes a collection of records at
North Dakota, 
United States
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Location of North Dakota
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1877-1999
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Red River Valley Genealogical Society

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 in West Fargo, North Dakota for the years 1877-1999.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of Deceased
  • Date of Death
  • Date of Interment (Burial)
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Birthplace
  • Cause of death
  • Residence
  • Gravesite location

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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, or 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of North Dakota.

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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