How-To Series: Wayne County Resources, Cemetery Records

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See Also

Location Guides

  • A Location Guide for the Cemeteries of Wayne County, Ohio
  • Ohio Cemeteries: 1803-2003


  • Death certificates/records
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Internment records
  • Township records
    • Township minutes
    • Poor records
  • Tombstone inscription compilation records
  • Grave digger's records
  • Loose leaf papers

Internet Resources



Wooster Cemetery

  • Wooster Cemetery
    • Written and compiled by Thelma S. Ungerer, published ca. Feb 1972
    • Addendum covers the years 1972-1980
    • Organized by first letter of surname, then by burial date
    • Information varies but does include the name of the deceased, the burial date, section number, lot number and remarks/permit number
  • Wooster Cemetery Burial Permits
    • Book 1 includes permits 2 through 413
    • Book 2 includes permits 414 through 836
  • Wooster Cemetery: Wooster, Ohio 1852 thru 2003: More than Just Tombstone Readings
    • Published in 2004 as a 2003 Ohio Bicentennial Project by the Wayne County Genealogical Society
    • Data compiled by Robert E. & Esther J. Strock
    • Consulted the internment records of the Wooster Cemetery Association
    • Organized by section and lot number
    • Includes two indexes: by name and by maiden name
    • Includes a map of the entire cemetery, showing the section numbers
    • Includes a map of the entire section, showing the lot numbers

Wayne County, Ohio Burials

  • Wayne County Cemeteries, Townships, Notebooks
    • Compiled by the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society
    • Includes newspaper clippings
    • Includes tombstone inscriptions of smaller cemeteries
  • Wayne County Cemeteries
  • Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records
    • Published by the Genealogical Section of the Wayne County Historical Society in 1975
    • Includes a surname index
    • Includes a listing of veterans of the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Mexican War
    • Includes an Addenda with corrections

Updated Wayne County, Ohio Burial Books

  • Orr Cemetery, compiled and written by Michele Lynn Davisson Brooks
  • Publications of the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society
    • See the website of WCCPS for listing of publications

Veteran Burials in Wayne County

  • In Memoriam, by Marvin R. Oswald
  • Wayne County Grave Registration Cards
    • WPA Project
    • Compiled in the 1930s
    • Includes veterans buried in Wayne County, Ohio
    • Wars include from the American Revolution through World War I
    • Some errors; few source citations