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F.A.Q.

About this site
by: Catherine Cox


     

Why did I make this site?

Do the records represent all the people buried in the cemetery?

How do you contact me?

How are these records organized?

How do I submit my own research or information to this site & others?

Where may I find records to other Contra Costa County Cemeteries?

What information is in the "complete records"?

 

 

Why did you make this site?

I made this site, including transcribing the information from Volume 1 onto my computer, for my Gold Award Project. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, only available to Senior Girl Scouts. If you notice any terrible error (spelling, grammar, broken link), please notify me, I will fix it ASAP. I am not a member of the Contra Costa Genealogical Society so all other inquiries should be sent to them.      I could not have made this site without the assistance from Cat Nielsen who is President of the Contra Costa Genealogical Society. At this time I would also like to thank Gui Stuff who offer free navigational menus, such as the one I am using on this site. And Microsoft Front Page, which provides easy html generation for stylish web site designs. And lets not forget friendly Tripod.com that offers free web-site hosting.

Do the records represent all the people buried in the cemetery?

Unfortunately not, this represents the majority of the buried up to 1980 when the book was published. I have received several emails about people wondering why their ancestors are not listed on my website. There are several possible reasons. The person in question could have an unmarked grave, the marker could have been illegible, or the marker was overlooked somehow. I really have no idea why, I was not even alive when the records books were being compiled. If you have information about an unlisted person, email the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society with the information and they will add it to their records.

How do you contact me?

I have a whole e-mail account set up just for this purpose, you can click my name at the very bottom of the site to send directly or use the feedback form which will send the information to me. I am open to suggestions & respond promptly to all e-mails.

How are these records organized?

The names are listed in alphabetical order by surname in each cemetery. There are a few errors in alphabetical order, but should be on the same page as where they would be correctly located. The reason for this is simply that this is the order that the names appear in the original publication of Volume 1.

How do I submit my own research or information to this site & others?

Soon I will add another page for viewer submitted data. This is incase you know of a person buried in a particular cemetery but is not listed already, possible corrections or additional data for entries. It is also a place to link to other helpful sites. If you would like your information added, just contact me & I'll be happy to add it on when I add this page. On many other sites such as Rootsweb there are ways to submit your data, but it varies per site so you are on your own to figure it all out.

Where may I find records to other Contra Costa County Cemeteries?

These are the only 7 cemeteries in Contra Costa County (to my knowledge) with records available online. The other two volumes of cemetery listings are being transcribed by another person (not me). If you would like to view these records there is a copy of them in the genealogy room in the reference section of the Pleasant Hill Public Library and other public libraries. If you do not live in close proximity to any of these libraries, make an inquiry to the Contra Costa Genealogical Society by e-mail. They do ask for a $5 donation for inquiries.

What information is in the complete records? 

This site only lists the full name, birth date, death date, and page number that the listing appears on in the cemetery book. In the cemetery book additional information such as burial date, undertaker, plot, occupation, birthplace, place of death, cause of death, marital status and comments. Not all of this information is available for every person. Complete records may be found at many public libraries and at LDS Family History Libraries.

 


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Last modified: November 07, 2001