Monday, May 28, 2007

Veteran Admin. Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Arlene Eakle posted about military gravesites and cemetery research today, including the Veterans Administration Nationwide Gravesite Locator. Her post provides excellent tips on where to find cemetery records, plus reasons to use the NGL web site if you are looking for the graves of military veterans and their spouses.

However, the web site address that Arlene gave for the Nationwide Gravesite Locator was wrong - the correct URL is

The web site says:

"Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

"The Nationwide Gravesite Locator includes burial records from many sources. These sources provide varied data; some searches may contain less information than others. Information on veterans buried in private cemeteries was collected for the purpose of furnishing government grave markers, and we do not have information available for burials prior to 1997."

This information includes all military markers in all 112 military cemeteries, and to private cemeteries since 1997. The database doesn't include data on military markers placed in private cemeteries before 1997.

I put SEAVER in the surname search box and was rewarded with 120 hits, including my mother and father, and my uncle and his wife.

Read all of Arlene's post - she has good advice for finding cemetery records.

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