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Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 30 Oct 2001 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Haas, Kawczynski
The Milwaukee Archdiocese has put cemetery information on its web site. You can search by surname and also find the names of others buried in the same plot. It provides information on date of death, date of burial, age, marital status and address at time of death, funeral home, name of cemetery and location of grave.

The site can be found at:

http://www.cemeteries.org/genealogy/genealogy01.asp


Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 25 Nov 2001 10:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Dec 2001 5:44AM GMT
Thanks for the information. So many new records are found online today. People conducting family researech these days are very lucky. The Archdiocese is finally sharing some records without charging. I'm sure many researchers are grateful for this new change. For those who are new to research, many Catholic Cemetery records are also on film for the early years. You can search the films at the Hales Corners Mormon Research facility, without charge. There are many Catholic Cemetery records which have not been filmed. For those, you will have to search for private publications by individual persons. Many of these private cemetery extractions and grave stone recordings are found at the individual parishes, Milwaukee Public Library, Historical Societies and Local History Centers.

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line (omissions)

Posted: 9 Mar 2002 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Nov 2005 2:20PM GMT
Surnames: Rebholz Goelz Gassen Mondloch Gomber Schumacher

Thanks to the original posting on this site, I've found a wealth of information on the Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries website (search for Milwaukee Archdiocese website). Important details that show up with many of the older records are address at time of death, marriage status, and a search of "nearby graves" which helps "dig up" even more names and connections!

At this point however, the site does not mention what is NOT listed. For instance, a fire in 1910 destroyed all burial records for Holy Trinity Cemetery (now merged with St. Adalbert's). Founded in 1874, Holy Trinity Cemetery was important for working class German families, and Milwaukee County's south-side German families in general who lived in what was called "Town of Lake," now obsorbed by the C/Milwaukee.

Holy Trinity/St. Adalbert's office was forthcoming with the information on the pre-1910 records when I asked why my
g-grandparents burial was not posted online. I've subsequently sent them copies of death records showing mention of the cemetery, but they aren't posted yet (even though the grave stones are also intact). I've also suggested they mention the fact of the destroyed records in an online disclaimer to help people avoid wasting research time.

I hope the additional information about this great website may help others as well!

Gary Rebholz
Milwaukee, WI>Chicago, IL

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line (omissions)

Posted: 10 Mar 2002 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Aug 2004 7:16PM GMT
Gary, you are also very informed and you also taught me something I didn't know about the Trinity records being destroyed! I would suggest for those looking for missing death records: go to the Family History Center in Hales Corners or elsewhere and use the Milwaukee Archdiocese Catholic Church records which are on film up to the year 1920. Most of the Parishes covered by the Milwaukee Archdiocese have been micofilmed and are now stored at the Hales Corners Center. If you live out of town, you may order the parish microfilm you need at thru any Family History Research center for a slight fee. To figure out which film you need go to Family Search on the internet and look under their library catolog. Put in Wisconsin--parishes--Catholic and a listing should come up with a list of microfilms, titles, and everything included within each. These church records will list the death, and place of burial. Happy Hunting--Sue

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 11 Apr 2002 3:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2004 6:32PM GMT
Thank you so much for the web site information. I found many of my fathers relatives!
Liz Boulais

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 15 Apr 2002 9:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 May 2003 5:56PM GMT
It should be noted that only 5 of the 20 Catholic Cemeteries located in Milwaukee County are on line. I am the archivist for the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society and we have copied more that 50% of the cemeteries in the State, which are available. We are affiliated with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line (followup)

Posted: 10 May 2002 4:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Nov 2005 2:20PM GMT

Regarding my previous posting in this thread about missing burial records prior to 1910 for Holy Trinity Cemetery, I'm happy to follow up with the information that the cemeteries.org folks did add my 2 missing records from the documentation I provided.

I sent them photo-copies of the microfilm records for my g-g-grandparents death that also list place of burial. These were not certified State of Wisconsin copies. It took a while, but the records are now posted online at www.cemeteries.org. I should mention that in this particular case, the tombstones were intact, and readable, with other recorded family burials nearby. Other situations, in the case of missing or badly eroded tombstones, may not be so easily updated.

Gary Rebholz
Chicago, Illinois

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 1 Aug 2002 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Jan 2006 6:52PM GMT
Bob,

If your organization has copied that many cemeteries, will they be available online? If so, where? If not, Why not, and where is the information available?

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 2 Aug 2002 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 May 2003 5:56PM GMT
We do not publish our cemetery listings, as per policy. Many different persons, societies etc. have donated their work to us. Therefore they will not be put on line. We do allow nonmembers to use our records in person for a small fee. Our records are at Wis. State Old Cem., 6100 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, Wi. 53292 on Thursday's 9 - Noon or by appointment. For members ($10) I will search our records and mail the information. Membership includes our newsletter pub. 4 times a year. Ph- 414-355-6252
Archivist
Bob Felber

Re: Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries On-Line

Posted: 2 Aug 2002 3:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Jan 2006 6:52PM GMT
Idi understand you correctly the membership fee is $10...si that an annual fee? Can it be mailed directly to the address you posted?
Thanks for letting us know about this, I had no idea this group existed.
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