Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records, 1833-2006 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of death indexes, burial records, deed books, and plot books for cemeteries in Danville Virginia.

Cemeteries included in this collection:

  • Green Hill Cemetery

  • Grove Street Cemetery

  • Highland Burial Park

  • Leemont Cemetery

  • Mountain View Cemetery

  • Oak Hill Cemetery

  • Schoolfield Cemetery

 

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[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from Virginia Cemetery Records?[/su_heading]

These burial records may include:

  • “Name of cemetery
  • Name of deceased
  • Number and location of grave
  • Birth and death dates (usually year only)
  • Sometimes, a brief biography of deceased
  • Names of close family members such as spouse, parents, or children
  • Undertaker or mortuary”

 
[su_heading size=”18″]How Can Burial Records Help Me Find Other Records?[/su_heading]

With Virginia Burial Records information you can:

  • “Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
  • Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records
  • Use the locality and relative’s name to locate church and land records
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Compile the entries for every person with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct”

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