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What happens to old grave sites?

What happens to old grave sites?

However, after burial plots are used, there are some instances in which they can be reused, with new headstone and new remains placed atop the existing remains. In addition to retaining the rights to reclaim an unused plot, some cemeteries may choose to reclaim plots that have been used.

How do I Find a Grave in a cemetery in Illinois?

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog.
  2. Enter: Illinois in the Place box.
  3. Click on: Search.
  4. Click on: Cemeteries.
  5. Click on: Places within Illinois.
  6. Click on the county you want to search.
  7. Click on: Cemeteries.

What is the difference between Find a Grave and BillionGraves?

Find A Grave’s stated objective is to create memorials. It was not started as a genealogical site, so it makes sense that how they acquire data does not put emphasis on following the Genealogical Proof Standard. BillionGraves, however, is an open-source database that is EVIDENCE FIRST.

Are graves reused after 100 years?

In the past, many graves were sold in perpetuity, but the Greater London Councils Act 1974 means this right can be reversed. Now, most graves are sold for between 10 and 100 years. Once this ends, if the owner is still living they can renew or pass the rights to another family member.

Is BillionGraves any good?

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How does Find a Grave work?

Find a Grave is a volunteer project. People add information to the site by walking a cemetery and taking pictures, or from obituaries, other records or from information they have about family members. We may not have all the burials in a given cemetery, just those that people have added.

Do you get deeds for a grave?

The Deed of Grant is an important legal document, that confirms you are the current legal owner of the Right of Burial in a named grave and this should be stored in a safe place.

When did it become illegal to remove grave markers in Illinois?

After 1990 in Illinois, it became illegal to remove grave markers from a cemetery (20 ILCS 3440) . Urban expansion has forced the removal or relocation of many old cemeteries. But it is a common misconception that all of the graves were moved.

Is it illegal to vandalize a burial ground in Illinois?

The Illinois Office of the State Comptroller administers this act for cemeteries registered with the office’s Cemetery Care and Burial Trust Division. This law makes it illegal to vandalize, obliterate, or desecrate a burial ground (cemetery), park, memorial, grave marker, vegetation, or surround (fences, curbs, etc.) dedicated to the deceased.

What can I do with a grave search?

Search famous graves, newly added graves, most popular graves. Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one’s memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

Where are the best places to be buried in Chicago?

Chicago City Cemetery Church of the Ascension Columbarium Common Burial Ground at Fort Dearborn and Garrison Cove Family Garden Eastland Disaster Memorial Episcopal Church of the Atonement Columbarium First Reformed Church of Roseland Cemetery First Unitarian Church Crypt