In researching cemetery data, don’t just rely on Find a Grave, Billion Graves, or similar sites. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, check for a published cemetery book on that city and county, a county history, or unpublished transcriptions at a local historical society, college archives or state archives. Many earlier researchers recorded tombstones that now may be lost or covered up. Check the USGENWEB sites to see what is there. Don’t forget about Franklin Garrett’s Necrology for metro Atlanta.
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