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Roanoke City (VA) Cemetery map & transcription of map online
Posted by: Susan Sasek (ID *****4134) Date: July 09, 2004 at 21:22:45
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My great great grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Arthur Byrd (Bird), b 1857 - d 1947, is buried at the Roanoke City Cemetery. I visited the cemetery with my 2 of my uncles (both now deceased), one of whom was present when she was buried & he believed she was buried in a certain area of the cemetery, but we could not find a headstone for her. I later discovered that the Roanoke City Engineer's office had the records for this cemetery & wrote to them for help. In response, they mailed me a copy of the map that they have of the cemetery (at no charge -- very helpful & nice -- special thanks to those nice folks). Unfortunately, they had no other information and told me that the names on the map could either be individuals who purchased the plots or the actual individuals buried there -- they have no way of knowing.

Regardless, I thought someone might find the map & transcription helpful in their research, so I've put them on my genealogy web site. The map is large & I had to scan in it 9 parts, so that page may load slowly. I put the transcription on one page & the map on another so they can be referred to separately without scrolling all over the place.

Links to both are available from the Cemetery Records, General Research & (for a time) Site News & Updates links on the main page of my site at:

I believe I took some pictures while I was at the cemetery, but haven't run across them yet -- will put them online when I do.

Hope it helps someone w/ their research --

Susan :)

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