Cleveland-Owned Cemetery Data Goes Worldwide

An alphabetical by surname index to burials is now available on line to the ten Cleveland owned cemeteries—Alger, Brookmere, Denison, Harvard Grove, Highland Park, Cleveland Memorial Park, Monroe Street, Scranton Road, West Park and Woodland. All you need is an internet connection no matter where you are in the world. After locating the name of interest, one click of your mouse will take you to a scan of the actual cemetery ledger page on which that name appears.

David Mitchell, Manager of Cleveland Cemeteries and additional representatives from the City of Cleveland ’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Properties will be on hand at Highland Park Cemetery on Friday, December 3rd at 2 pm to honor the volunteers who devoted hours to complete this massive project.

This was an all volunteer project with 65 volunteers inputting records of 353,539 internments dating from the opening of the cemeteries to about 1994. URL: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/

This project was organized and supervised by the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society with Vicki Vigil serving as project director and Cynthia Turk as consultant.

The Cleveland District Round Table [ CDRT ] currently hosts this database. The purpose

of this website is to keep those interested in family history up-to-date on the various genealogy interest groups and their activities. It is the website for current genealogy happenings in the Cleveland area.

The East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society was established in 1973 as a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society headquartered in Mansfield . ECCGS meets monthly at the Ross C. DeJohn Community Center in Mayfield Heights . Its purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy. This project is only the latest of many that the group has undertaken.

For more detailed information, please contact Vicki Vigil at 440.461.5077 or idiggen@yahoo.com.

Cleveland City Cemetery Index Fact Sheet

  • An index to burials is now available on line to the ten Cleveland owned cemeteries – Alger, Brookmere, Denison, Harvard Grove, Highland Park, Cleveland Memorial Park, Monroe Street, Scranton Road, West Park and Woodland.
  • The records of all of these cemeteries are held at Highland Park Cemetery . They are not available for searching by an individual; you must seek information from one of the administrative staff. With the introduction of this database, they are readily available from home, anywhere in the world, in alphabetical order.
  • This was an all volunteer project with 65 volunteers inputting records of 353,539 internments dating from the opening of the cemeteries to about 1994.
  • After locating the name of interest, one click will take you to a scan of the actual cemetery ledger page on which that name appears.
  • This project was organized and supervised by the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society with Vicki Vigil , Project Director and Cynthia Turk, Consultant, with cooperation and support from the City of Cleveland, particularly Michael E. Cox, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Properties, John Laird, Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Properties, David Mitchell, Manager of Cleveland Cemeteries and the administrative staff at Highland Park Cemetery.
  • The Cleveland District Round Table [ CDRT ] hosts this database. The purpose of this website is the keep those interested in family history up to date on the various genealogy interest groups and their activities. It is the website for current genealogy happenings in the Cleveland area.
  • The East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society was established in 1973 as a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society headquartered in Mansfield .  ECCGS meets monthly at the Ross C. DeJohn Community Center in Mayfield Heights . Its purpose is to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy. This project is only the latest of many that the group has undertaken.
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