North Carolina, Wilmington, Cemetery Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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North Carolina, Wilmington, Cemetery Records, 1852-2005
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|Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, |
|Flag of North Carolina|
|Location of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina|
|Location of North Carolina|
|Record Type||Cemetery records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains cemetery records from the Oakdale Cemetery Company for Wilmington, North Carolina. Microfilm of original records are at the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- The given names of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Certificate or Record Number
- Birthplace and sex of deceased
- Birth year and age of deceased
- Names of Mother, Father and spouse
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of North Carolina.
- North Carolina Guided Research
- North Carolina Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Sexton Records
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Oakdale Cemetery Records, 1852-2005
- Samuel D. Bissette. A Tribute to Oakdale, 1852-1991.Wilmington, North Carolina : William Madison Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2004. FHL 975.627/W1 V3b
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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