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Where is a cemetery registry kept?

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One can find cemetery registries in person with the help of librarians or cemetery employees, or online. Many cemeteries maintain their own websites, and there are generalized sites designed to search through the records of multiple cemeteries.

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One general website for searching for cemetery records is FindAGrave.com. For more specialized resources, such as Jewish or veteran's cemetery records, Family Search offers a recommended list of services. Local librarians have access to genealogical records, old obituaries and newspapers, which are useful in cases where cemeteries have been relocated. For information on a specific cemetery's registry, one can also ask the sexton, or cemetery caretaker, for information.

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