Finding Aid for the Salem Cemetery Collection

Among the books in this collection are several hand written journal style books that contain information about the lots and burials. Information may include name, date of birth, date of death, burial date, address, obituaries, funeral home, and lot number. A blue journal, red journal, and another journal contain burials by lot number. A typed alphabetical index referencing the lot and page number in the journal was created as a finding aid for the records by the Association. Sales and deed books include a gray journal (1945-2004), and a red journal (1984-2017). Mixed in with other records are some deeds and receipts. The Association created a collection of obituaries from 1975 to 2017 clipped from the newspaper with added notes on the burial location within the cemetery.

The original records are in possession of the Salem Cemetery Association. Items in this collection were digitized by the Midwest Genealogy Center.

Files

Reference

Jolene Clark, Archivist, Midwest Genealogy Center, Finding Aid for the Salem Cemetery Collection, Midwest Genealogy Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri, 2020

Cite As

Jolene Clark, Archivist, Midwest Genealogy Center, “Finding Aid for the Salem Cemetery Collection,” Genealogy Gallery, accessed August 7, 2020, https://content.mymcpl.org/items/show/15129.

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid for the Salem Cemetery Collection

Subject

Genealogy
Family history

Description

Among the books in this collection are several hand written journal style books that contain information about the lots and burials. Information may include name, date of birth, date of death, burial date, address, obituaries, funeral home, and lot number. A blue journal, red journal, and another journal contain burials by lot number. A typed alphabetical index referencing the lot and page number in the journal was created as a finding aid for the records by the Association. Sales and deed books include a gray journal (1945-2004), and a red journal (1984-2017). Mixed in with other records are some deeds and receipts. The Association created a collection of obituaries from 1975 to 2017 clipped from the newspaper with added notes on the burial location within the cemetery.

The original records are in possession of the Salem Cemetery Association. Items in this collection were digitized by the Midwest Genealogy Center.

Creator

Jolene Clark, Archivist, Midwest Genealogy Center

Publisher

Midwest Genealogy Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri

Date

2020

Format

Portable Document File Format; 539 KB; 2 pages.

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

salem cemetery.pdf