California, Sacramento, Sacramento City Cemetery Burial Card Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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California, Sacramento, Sacramento City Cemetery Burial Card Index, 1840-2001
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Sacramento, 
Sacramento, California, 
United States
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Location of Sacramento, 
Sacramento County, California
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Location of California
Record Description
Record Type Burial Card Index
Collection years 1840-2001
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Sacramento County Department of Community and Visitor Services, History and Science Division in Sacramento, California.


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Burial card index from the Sacramento City Cemetery in Sacramento, California for years 1840-2001. The information on the cards includes but may not be limited to name, death date, permit number, lot number, age and cause of death. The Card index is arranged in alphabetical order.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Date of death, funeral
  • Lot no.
  • Undertaker
  • Age

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  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]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Search for the death record or certificate
  • Search for an obituary in a local newspaper
  • Use the information found to search for the family in census records
  • Look for church records
  • Search the county and state for other vital records such as birth and marriage

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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