Funeral Home Records

Most genealogists are familiar with cemetery records and probably use them as a regular source of information about their ancestors. But many genealogists may be less familiar with using funeral home records. While not every record will contain all of this data, the following list shows the kind of genealogical information that may be available in funeral home records:

  • Date of record

  • Name of deceased

  • Address

  • Charge to

  • Order given by

  • If veteran, name of war

  • Occupation

  • Employer

  • Marital status

  • Religion

  • Date of death

  • Cause of death

  • Date of birth

  • Place of death

  • Place of funeral

  • Name/birthplace of father

  • Name/birthplace of mother

  • Clergyman

  • Certifying physician

  • Burial Certificate No.

Other information on the funeral home document typically relates to the details of the casket or coffin, the transportation to the funeral site, and other details surrounding the burial as well as the costs of each of these services.

Last modified: 04-Jul-2016 11:31