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== Collection Content ==  
== Collection Content ==  
=== Sample Images ===
=== Sample Images ===
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Image:North Carolina, Wilmington Cemetery Record 1862 pg 1 DGS 8617485 img 22.jpg|1862 Cemetery Record pg 1
Image:North Carolina, Wilmington Burial Records 1862 pg 2 DGS 8617485 image 23.jpg|1862 Cemetery Record pg 2Description
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, 
United States
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Location of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery records
Collection years 1852-2005
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Oakdale Cemetery

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]

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  • 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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