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Any cemetery index in printed or database format does not present original data. The data has been transcribed, edited, and re-formatted. Some errors may occur along the way. In every case, the researcher is advised to use an Index to locate the cemetery and then to contact that cemetery for further information or actually go to the cemetery to look at the record or tombstone yourself.

Elements of the citation could include: Title, author or compiler, publisher, publisher address, date of publication, page number, name of person in record, URL, name of Web page, film or fiche number.

First Footnote or Endnote Subsequent Footnote or Endnote Bibliography
Book Format [Compiler or author], [Title], vol. [number] ([Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published]), [page number], [Name of person]. [Comments or details describing the setup or contents of the publication]. [Compiler or author], [Title], [volume number]: [page number]. [Compiler or author]. [Title]. Volume [number]. [Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published].
Example St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri, bk. VI (St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 2003), 226, Susan Laura Schumacher. [The tombstones were copied by members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society and are arranged in alphabetical order by cemetery]. St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri, VI: 226. St. Louis Genealogical Society. Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri. Book VI. St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 2003.
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Compact Disc (CD) [Compiler], [Title]. Compact disc (CD) [number] ([Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [publication year]), [Name of person], [Cemetery name, section, block, lot]. [(Comments about the transcription example) The tombstones were copied by members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society. The index files contain names arranged alphabetically within all cemeteries]. [Compiler], [Title], [Name of person]. [Compiler]. [Title]. Compact disc (CD) [number]. [Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published].
Example St. Louis Genealogical Society, St. Louis Burials, Volume 2. Compact disc (CD) 102 (St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 2003), Christ Frank, St. Matthews Cemetery. [The tombstones were copied by members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society. The index files contain names arranged alphabetically within all cemeteries] St. Louis Genealogical Society, St.Louis Burials, Volume 2, Christ Frank. St. Louis Genealogical Society. St. Louis Burials, Volume 2. Compact disc (CD) 102. St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 2003.
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Cemetery Office [Name of Cemetery]Cemetery Office (St. Louis, Missouri) lot owner cards, lot [number], section [number], owned by [name of owner]; showing the grave site of [name of person buried] in grave [number]; photocopy courtesy of the [Owner of Cemetery], [Name of Cemetery] Cemetery.

 

[Name of Cemetery] Cemetery Office, lot owner cards, lot [number], section [number], showing the grave site of [Name of person buried] in grave [number]. [Name of Cemetery] Cemetery Office (St. Louis, Missouri). Lot card and deed. Photocopies provided to author. [Year provided to author].
Example Calvary Cemetery Office (St. Louis, Missouri) lot owner cards, lot 21, section 17, owned by Sarah E. Benoist; showing the grave site of Peter H. Wilson in grave 5; photocopy courtesy of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Catholic Cemeteries, Calvary Cemetery. Calvary Cemetery Office, lot owner cards, lot 21, section 17, Peter H. Wilson, grave 5. Calvary Cemetery Office (St. Louis, Missouri). Lot owner card. Photocopy provided to author. 1981.
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Grave Marker [Name of Cemetery] Cemetery (City, County, State), [Name of person] grave marker, section [number], lot [number]; read and photographed by [name], [date read and/or photographed]. [Name of cemetery] Cemetery [(City, State abbreviated)], [Name of person] grave marker. [Name of Cemetery] Cemetery (City, County, State). Grave markers.
Example St. Peter's Cemetery (St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri), Elisabeth Schulze grave marker, section 0–Old Section, Block 1000, grave number 3; read and photographed by Charlene and Viki Fagyal, 18 April 1990. St. Peter’s Cemetery (St. Louis, Mo.), Elisabeth Schulze grave marker. St. Peter’s Cemetery (St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri). Grave markers.
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Microfiche/
Microfilm
“[Title of Record],” [St. Louis, Missouri] (St. Louis Genealogical Society Library, St. Louis), [Name of person] [(date of burial)], section [number], lot [number], grave [number], p. [number]; microfiche dated [date]. “[Title of record],” [Name of person], section [number], lot [number], grave [number]. “[Title of record].” [City]. [County], [State]. Card file. [Name of agency with record], [Town]. [Name of agency who microfilmed or made microfiche] microfiche [number]. [Repository], [City], [State].
Example “Section and Lot Report for Calvary Cemetery,” St. Louis, Missouri, (St. Louis Genealogical Society Library, St. Louis), Anna C. Wilson (30 June 1911), section 5, lot G, grave 644, p. 2257; microfiche dated 31 May 1988. “Section and Lot Report for Calvary Cemetery,” Anna C. Wilson, section 5, lot G, grave 644. “Section and Lot Report for Calvary Cemetery.” St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis Genealogical Society Library, St. Louis. Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery microfiche (31 May 1988). St. Louis, Missouri.
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Web page [Creator of the data] ([City], [State]), [Name of Web page], card-file database ([URL]: accessed [date accessed]), entry for [Name of person], no. [number], citing section [number], lot [letter or number], space [number or letter]. [Name of Web page], database entry, [Name of person], no. [number]. [Creator of the data] (City, State). [Name of Web page]. Card-file database. [URL] : [year accessed].
Example St. Peter's Evangelical United Church of Christ (St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri), St. Peter’s Cemetery, Card-file database (http://www.stpeterschurch.org/cemetery/cemetery_search.htm: 3 September 2011), entry for Elizabeth Schulze, citing section 0–Old Section, block 1000, grave 3. St. Peter’s Cemetery, database entry,
Elizabeth Schulze, citing section 0–Old Section, block 1000, grave 3.
St. Peter's Evangelical United Church of Christ (St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri). St. Peter’s Cemetery. Card-file database. http://www.stpeterschurch.org/cemetery/cemetery_search.htm:2011.

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