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Under development: Cemetery records in various forms which have come to our attention. Information on other sources are welcome.  Anyone do cemetery lookups??
Emmett Mason (see email address Douglas Co. NEGenWeb)

"Greater Omaha Genealogical Society [GOGS] has a book done several years ago with cemetery records from outside the city of Omaha. Most of the Omaha cemeteries haven't given permission to have the stones read. GOGS members will go in and find the stones (if any) and send transcriptions on request for a nominal fee ($10/hr plus copy costs).... [Also, they can check] for obits as there's quite a collection of historical Douglas county newspapers at the library. However, they need a date, as they're not all indexed yet--volunteers ARE working on it, though it is a slow tedious process." Karen wrote in NEDougla-L

"GOGS is starting a tombstone inscription project for Hillcrest/Westlawn Cemetery, Omaha in early 2003." Karen wrote in NEDougla-L


  • Bethel ("L" St. & S. 84th) (Ralston)

  • Shipley Cemetery (next county north; N. 47th & county line)

  • Voss Mohr (next county south; Harrison (county line) & S. 138th)


Cemetery Records: Omaha Public Library:

  • Calvary Cemetery: Alpha list of burial cards. Dates unknown thru 9/17/1980.
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery: Alpha list of burial cards. Dates as above. (GOGS is transcribing cem.)
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery: Alpha list of burial card. Dates unknown. (Polk St. & S. 21st) also book below
  • Prospect Hill Cemetery: Indexed to lot owners, interment register, misc. disinterment permits, etc. 3202 Parker Street, Omaha, NE  68111-0425  (402)556-6057; Long. -95.57.33 Lat. 41.16.35
  • St. Mary's Cemetery: Alpha list of burial cards. Dates unknown thru 6/17/1980.   (GOGS is transcribing cem.)
  • St. Mary's, St. Mary Magdalene, Holy Sepulchre Cemeteries: Interment registers, and other misc.  (GOGS is transcribing cem.)



Cemetery Books: Omaha Public Library

1. "Douglas County Cemeteries: A Recording of All Rural Douglas County, Nebraska Cemeteries"
(copyright 1981 by GOGS) Includes general and historical information on both rural and Omaha, Douglas county cemeteries. Additionally, information recorded or transcribed from burial markers is included for rural cemeteries. Rural Cemeteries: Recorded or transcribed information from the burial markers is listed geographically by plot location within each cemetery. Book is indexed by surnames only.

Cemeteries included are:

  • Bird-Ritchie Cemetery (burial information from private records)
  • Elk City Cemetery link to online version
    Levi & Mary A. (Gugin) Johnson tombstone photo in Elk City Cemetery
  • Old Elkhorn Cemetery (also called 'Old Britton' and 'Spring Grove') (SW of US 275 & S. 222nd)
  • Flower Hill Cemetery (also called 'German Lutheran') (0.2 m. N of Papio Lake Rd. & N 144th)
  • Mt. Auburn Cemetery
  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Skyline & CR 78, slightly NW)
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Millard (0.5 m. N of Pacific & S. 132nd)
  • Prospect Hill Cemetery at Elkhorn (0.2 m. W of CR 80 on W. Maple Rd/SH 64) Long. -95.15.28 Lat. 41.17.23
  • Union Cemetery (also called 'Noyce Cemetery' and 'Thomas Cemetery')
  • Valley Cemetery (also called 'Mercer Cemetery') (near CR 15 & CR 106) (see LOOKUPS page)
  • Omaha City Cemeteries: Includes only general and historical information.

Public Cemeteries:

  • Bohemian National Cemetery (Center & S. 52nd)
  • Evergreen Cemetery (Mercy Rd. & S. 78th)
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 7909 Mormon Bridge Rd., Omaha, NE 68152
    Mailing Address P.O. Box 12006 Florence Sta., Omaha, NE 68112
    phone: 402-451-1000  Larry Stivers ( possible contact as of 1999
  • Graceland Park Cemetery (Lakeview Dr. & S. 42nd)
  • Hilcrest-West Lawn Cemetery (5701 Center St. & S. 57th)
  • Mt. Hope Cemetery (Military & N. 78th)
  • Mormon Pioneer Cemetery (old Florence) (3301 State Street) (just informaton, not 359 burials)
    Mormon Pioneer Cemetery,  3215 State Street, Omaha NE 68112. Phone: (402) 453-9372.
  • Potters Field Cemetery
  • Prospect Hill Cemetery (Parker & N. 33rd)
  • Springwell Danish Cemetery (6326 Hartman Ave) (historic landmark, not burial list)

Catholic Cemeteries:

  • Resurrection Cemetery (see above for address)
  • Calvary Cemetery, 7710 West Center, Omaha, NE  68106-0319
    phone (402) 391-3711
    Norton, Charles H. (June 26, 1875-Dec. 3, 1962) & Martha E. (March 14, 1885-Feb. 24, 1972) (view tombstone)
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (see above for address) (GOGS is transcribing cem.)
  • St. Mary Cemetery (see above for address) (GOGS is transcribing cem.)
  • St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery (see above for address) (GOGS is transcribing cem.)
  • St. John's Cemetery (geographically in Sarpy Co. with Omaha address and many Douglas Co., burials)

Jewish Cemeteries

Note: "I want to add regarding the Jewish cemeteries, in the Omaha area,: the records are not at the cemeteries themselves.  They're at the various synagogues.   Evidently the Jewish Community Center does not have a copy of who's buried where either.  I just recently was looking for someone, having no dates, to check an obit, and it took several phone calls to locate the correct cemetery.  The cemeteries haven't been read by anybody that I'm aware of."  Karen <> 8.2.2001 NEDougla-L member

"I have recommended that researchers go to the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society in the past for cemetery records but will do so no longer."
Deirdre Routt <> 8.3.2001 NEDougla-L member
Librarian/Archivist, Douglas County Historical Society

  • Golden Hill Cemetery (5109 N. 42nd); Beth Israel Synagogue (1502 N 52 St. 68104)(402/556-6288)
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Redick & N. 42nd) comprises the following 3 cemeteries; Temple Israel Synagogue (7023 Cass. 68132)(402/556-6526)
    • Temple Israel Cemetery includes
    • B'nai Jacob Cemetery (defunct synagogue)
    • B'nai Sholem Cemetery (defunct synagogue)
  • Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery (Fishers Farm) (geographically in Sarpy Co. with Omaha address and many Douglas Co. burials) (see Beth Israel Synagogue above)
  • Mount Sinai (78th & Crown Point) no longer existing synagogues Adas Yehsuron,
    B'nai Jacob
  • Beth Ell Cemetery (84th & L); Beth El Synagogue (14506 California St. 68154)(42/492-8550)
  • Jewish cemetery near the community center at 333 South 132nd St
  • Jewish cemetery on L street.

2. "Laurel Hill Cemetery Records, Omaha, Nebraska, 1867-1990" (Polk St. & S. 21st)

    compiled by Margie Sobotka (1990) Section 1: Alpha listing of name, burial location and burial date.   Section 2: Douglas Co. Death Records 1876-1886 for those buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Entries in alpha. order and include name, age, date of death, burial date, residence, occupation, place of birth, length of illness, and cause of death.   Section 3: Abstracts of obituaries from newspapers for some of those buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arranged alphabetically. Wide range of dates. Information varies. Every name index for entire book.
    Cemetery contact: Helen Zentz phone (402) 558-2386 Location: Hwy. 75 south to the Chandler St. exit. west on Chandler to 25th St. north (right) on 25th. east (right) on Polk St. which ends at cemetery. (cf. Laura White)

3. "Omaha's Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery: A History of Prospect Hill Cemetery with Biographical Notes on Over 1400 People Interred Therein"

    by Louise Bloom Baumann, Charles W. Martin, S. Jane Simpson; (copyright 1990 Prospect Hill Cemetery Historical Development Foundation). Information on those buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery and some historical information about the cemetery. Entries arranged alphabetically by surname. Entries include the burial date and location and MAY include birthdate, marriage date, and biographical notes. Surname index

4. "Union Memorial Cemetery, Douglas County, Nebraska"

    (authors, publishing date and copyright not listed)   Bound copy of typewritten materials and copies of handwritten notes, photos and some primary records e.g. military service notices, death certificates, etc. General information on the cemetery and it's history and information on those buried there. Entries arranged by geographic location of plot within cemetery and include information found on stones and varied additional information on family. No index.


Family History Center (LDS)
Microfilm Records


Order #
Inscriptions from early LDS Burial grounds, Winter quarters 6,019,028
Burial Ground at Winter Quarters, NW corner, 1846-1848 6,031,588


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