Douglas Co. NE Cemeteries

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Google search "Omaha cemetery obit" finds several hundred hits

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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

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Microfilm

Cemetery Records: Omaha Public Library:

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Books

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:

Public Cemeteries:

Catholic Cemeteries:

Jewish Cemeteries: scroll down to Douglas Co.

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 <OmahaMom@aol.com> 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 <archivist@omahahistory.org> 8.3.2001 NEDougla-L member
Librarian/Archivist, Douglas County Historical Society

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

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

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

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Family History Center (LDS)
Microfilm Records

Title

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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