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Cemetery Searching

Research Strategies: Below are links for searching for cemetery information. Also included are several other suggestions. Start with local genealogical society websites section. Many of them have documented cemeteries in their area and have published books on them. Historical societies may also have cemetery records; check that section for information. For funeral home records check with both societies.

When you contact a cemetery or funeral home you might be faced with privacy issues. So be prepared with the information you want to search and identify your relationship to the people you are searching for. Some will do surname searches so give them several surnames that are associated with your ancestor. You might be surprised at what you find. Some will charge $10.00 or more for searching for just one ancestor. So be prepared to make choices if you have a lot of ancestors to find.

If you are looking for old funeral homes that have disappeared in the Seattle area you might want to contact Evergreen-Washelli. They have inherited a lot of old records from funeral homes that have long since disappeared. They are also one of the largest cemeteries in northern Seattle.

Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home
11111 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206)362-5200

INTERMENT.NET - Although not complete, they do have cemetery listings online for Washington State and beyond.

FIND A GRAVE:
This website has over 35 million grave records, posted by individuals and genealogical societies. There are often photos of gravestones, dates of birth and death, obituaries, and links to email the person who provided the information. There are about 294 names listed for Washington State cemeteries. They have a search by location feature.

USGENWEB TOMBSTONE PROJECT - Washington State
This website covers other areas and states as well. USGenWeb websites may have listings for cemeteries and other information and transcriptions of some of those cemeteries.

US FUNERAL HOMES (Cemeteries) - Washington State - West Coast
This website is comprehensive and lists funeral homes by state and more. Scroll to the bottom of the link given above and it will take you to more choices for cities in Washington State. Here is the state by state link: http://www.us-funerals.com/funeral-homes-by-state/washington-funeral-directors.html

WASHINGTON STATE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
6714 Lake Grove St. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone 253-537-1050
The good news is that Christopher and Cheryl Webber have taken on and revamped the WSCA. It was started by Andi MacDonald a former PS-APG member, but she unfortunately passed away. They are just getting started again but they do provide links that could be of help.