Obituary and Cemetery Research

Obituaries provide the names of the deceased, names of the survivors, names of the immediate family preceded in death, location of service, and place of burial.  Obituaries are useful in genealogy research to determine immediate family relationships that may have been omitted in the census.  Obituaries are commonly found in the newspapers of the town or city where the death occurred or the city where the deceased had a place of residence.  Other sources for obituaries are obituary web links, digitized and print newspapers, and print materials and newspapers on microfilm.

Cemetery records provide tombstone inscriptions that list the deceased name, birth date, death date and possible spouse's names.  Cemetery records can be found in print cemetery materials, cemetery web links, microfilm, and the cemetery office where records may have been stored.  Contact the secretary or caretaker of the cemetery for these records.

St. Tammany Parish Library Cemetery Maps with Plot Locations:

  • A Burial Plot Reserved for the Family and Descendants of David [Lyman] Davis (St. Tammany Parish)
  • Covington Cemetery No. 1 (St. Tammany Parish)
  • Greenwood Cemetery and Mausoleum (Orleans Parish)
  • Historic New Orleans Cemetery (Orleans Parish)
  • Wilson Cemetery No. 2 (St. Tammany Parish)

St. Tammany Parish Library Cemetery Microfilm Sources:

  • Orleans Parish, St. Helena Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Livingston Parish [select parishes and years]
  • Louisiana National Cemeteries Burials, 1860-1930
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Mothe Funeral Home Records (Orleans Parish)
  • St. Tammany Parish Library has print cemetery sources with tombstone inscriptions for select cemeteries.  Consult the genealogy librarian for more information.

Online Sources:

BillionGraves  www.billiongraves.com

Covington Cemetery #1 Plot Index http://www.covla.com/services/city_cemeteries/docs/cem_index.pdf

Covington Cemetery #1 Plot Map https://www.covla.com/services/city_cemeteries/docs/cem_map_whole.pdf

Findagrave.com http://www.findagrave.com

Legacy.com http://www.legacy.com

Louisiana Cemeteries http://statearchives.us/louisiana.htm

New Orleans Public Library. Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index http://archives.nolalibrary.org/~nopl/obits/obits.htm

St. Tammany Parish Cemetery Listing and Interments http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/sttammany/cemeteries/

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