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tombstoneAll these links lead to cemetery plot plans, tombstone transcriptions and/or photos, burial, death registers, etc.

All are free, although some sites may require you to register or allow cookies to be set. A few are contacts for tombstone transcribers who will reply with the text of a grave marker and / or photo.

Please report any broken links, or a change in status, should a site start requesting payment for access. Also, please send me the URLs for any other sources of cemetery plot plans, tombstone transcriptions, and burial registers that are available on-line at no charge.

To be useful and appropriate to this page, linked sites must have the NAMES, LOCATIONS and DATES of death or burial available online. Websites of photos of tombstones may be linked, but they must be clear enough that tombstone engravings are legible, or their inscriptions available in text format.

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USA - Maine

A Grave Matter -- New England Cemetery Tombstone Photos
Scroll down to list of cemeteries by state on lower right side
Maine Cemetery Mailing List
Maine death Index 1960-1997
A Few Cemeteries in Maine
Includes burials in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Somerset Counties, the bulk of the cemeteries listed are in Franklin Co. Searchable by surname.
Maine Old Cemetery Association
Includes a link to the Hampden Historical Society, whose members will do cemetery lookups.

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USA - Maryland

Maryland State Death Records

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USA - Massachusetts

A Grave Matter -- New England Cemetery Tombstone Photos
Scroll down to list of cemeteries by state on lower right side
Massachussetts death Index 1831-1997
Currently covers just Dukes Co. Remember to select MA from the State/County list.
Gardner MA - Notre Dame Cemetery - Cemetery Extracts
Natick MA 1874-1913 death Records
Use Ctrl F to search each year or search all years by surname.
Shrewsbury MA - Mountain View Cemetery
An attractive, well-planned setup, easy to navigate. Index, cemetery section map, surname search, photos, etc. Good job, webmaster! A work in progress.
Tewksbury MA - Tewksbury State Hospital Cemetery
Currently records from 1903-1906, but working up to 1971. Includes photos of tombstones and augmented by information made available to webmaster from patients' families. Also lists deaths in Tewksbury Almshouse 1854-1861. Nice organization, webmaster! Tone-on-tone text on background may be difficult to read; use your mouse to highlight the text and improve legibility.

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USA - Michigan

Bay County MI - death Records Book 1867 - 1882
Compiled by the Bay County Genealogical Society
Birmingham, Oakland Co. MI - Greenwood Cemetery
Kalamazoo Co. MI
Manistee MI - Oak Grove & Mt. Carmel Cemetery Tombstone Photos
Marble Hill, Essex Co. - Old Burial Hill Cemetery
Although established in 1638, few markers exist for that period. Photographs and details of some strange and eerie motifs on the old stones, which date back to 1687.
Waterford Twp. MI - Waterford Township Cemetery Index 1820-1990
Unfortunately, there are no dates, which to say the least, is an oversight.

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USA - Minnesota

Minnesota Death Records Index 1906-1996
Hennipin Co. MN Cemeteries: Minneapolis:
Minnestrista Twp. - Minnestrista Cemetery
Minnetonka - Shady Oak Lake Cemetery
Plymouth - Congregational Church Cemetery
Woodside Cemetery
Wayzata - Greenlawn Cemetery

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USA - Mississippi

Mississippi Cemeteries (Interment.net)
organized by county, although some do not have any listings as yet, while other have only 1 or 2 -- a work in progress
Mississippi Cemeteries (Mississippi Genealogy / Access Genealogy)
Transcriptions and a search utility
Mississippi Cemeteries (RootsWeb) mailing lists:
Subscribe to MS-CEMETERIES-L or MS-CEMETERIES-D-request@rootsweb.com?subject=subscribe" (digest)
Mississippi Cemetery Records (Access Genealogy)
Mississippi Tombstone Transcription Project
Stone Co. MI - Cemetery Transcriptions
WARNING!!! Searing neon yellow background just about burns your eyes. The small coarse black typeface is difficult to read because of the high contrast on this awful colour. Enlarge your screen font size under your browser's VIEW menu and turn off images (INTERNET OPTIONS in the TOOLS menu) before clicking this link. Thankfully, the index pages are just black on white.

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USA - Missouri

Missouri Counties Cemeteries
Fantastic clickable map. All counties now have their own cemetery page.
Missouri Cemetery Records - Interment.net
Missouri Tombstone Transcription Project
Cemeteries listed by county
Records Project - Missouri Cemetery Record Information Online
a search utility - add your records, too!
Black American Cemeteries - Missouri
organized by county -- a work in progress
Barry Co. MO - USGenWeb BMD Database
The records are listed alphabetically by surname.
Cold Water Cemetery (D.A.R. Missouri)
Christian Co. MO
Greene Co. MO
Jackson Co. MO
Scott Co. MO
Sullivan Co. MO

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USA - Montana

Montana Cemetery Transcriptions, Beaverhead to Petroleum
Cascade Co. MT - Cemetery Registry - Montana GenWeb
few entries later than 1982
Crow Indian Reservation (Big Horn Co.) MT - Custer National Cemetery
Havre & Area, Hill County MT
may be slow to download if you've got dial-up access
Jewell Co. KS

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