Green-Wood is proud to announce the beta version of our new searchable database of detailed burial records from 1840 to 1937. This includes the first batch of data from this record series; many records are still to be added. This group presents burials from 1870 to 1897. How is this different from Green-Wood’s Burial Search? This data goes way beyond the basics. Recorded in a series of handwritten ledgers updated daily by Cemetery administrators over its first century, these records contain not only name, interment date, and location in the Cemetery, but additional demographic data. Each record includes age at death in years, months, and days; cause of death; place of birth; most recent street address; marital status, name of the undertaker, and other data points.
To locate records, enter a search term in the bar or or use the box on the left side of your screen to search specific data fields. You can find full descriptions of what is included in each data field here. For detailed instructions and suggestions for searching the Burial and Vital Records, use our Search Guide. It provides useful information on executing Boolean, Fuzzy, Phrase, Fielded, and Wildcard searches to create a highly specific and effective database query. If you encounter an error in the data, or have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, this series only includes records from the specified time period. To search basic information on other interments, use our Burial Search.
Online access to the Burial and Vital Records: 1840-1937 is made possible through generous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Read more about this project here.