Church & Cemetery Records
Unfortunately, there is no standardized reporting form for cemetery records—their content, legibility, reliability and other factors vary greatly. Some cemetery records are maintained at the cemetery itself, while records of parish specific cemeteries are usually maintained at the parish office. Records for public cemeteries are usually maintained by the city or county clerk. At a minimum, these records will include the name, date of death and date of internment for everyone buried there. Other information which may be included in these records include: date of birth, church affiliation, and family information for the deceased.
Resources available in our reading room and found online:
|Bristol United Methodist Church
|St. John the Divine (Episcopal)
|Cross Lutheran Church
|St. John Evangelical Lutheran
|First Congregational Church
|Ebenezer German Methodist Church
|Immanuel United Methodist Church
|Unitarian Universalist Church
|St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
|Our Savior's Lutheran Church
|Trinity United Methodist Church
|Salem Methodist Church
|Somers United Church of Christ (Congregational)
|Mss 67 Box 5
|Pike Grove Bible Society
|Micro 20, Mss 67
|Somers (Pike Grove) Presbyterian Church
|Micro 20, Mss 67
|Somers & Sylvania Methodist Episcopal
|Somers Methodist Episcopal Sunday School
|Liberty Congregational Church. Ladies Aid Society
|Yorkville United Presbyterian Church
|Racine Series 98
|Veteran deaths and burials
History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Racine, Wisconsin : with a preliminary chapter devoted to the city of Racine, 1836 to 1912 (1912)
Additional Resources for Genealogists & Historians
- Archdiocese of Milwaukee Archives
The Archives of the Archdiocese maintain the records of closed parishes as well as of the Archdiocese itself. Records of active parishes will be maintained at the parish office, but all records from dissolved parishes will be at the Archdiocese’s Archives. Additionally, the Archives also has parish histories and various other materials relating to the Catholic churches in southeastern Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Tombstone Photograph Project
An evolving endeavor of the USGenWeb Project Archives, the tombstone photograph project allows individuals to submit their own photographs of tombstones to the site. Wisconsin is broken down into counties, with both Racine and Kenosha having quite a lot of pictures included from the various cemeteries within both counties.
- Cemetery Records Online
A partial listing of records for cemeteries from across Wisconsin. Most entries include a transcription of either official cemetery records or gravestone data compiled by family researchers. Not all counties are represented and not all cemeteries within a particular county are included; in many cases only a partial listing of internments at a particular cemetery are included. Researchers can also link to cemetery listings for other states from this web site.
- Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries
A searchable database of those buried at any of the eight Catholic cemeteries maintained by the Milwaukee Archdiocese including All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum at 3300 Springbrook Road, Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County. Other Catholic cemeteries maintained by a parish or other organizations, such as the Catholic Cemetery Association of Racine, are not searchable through this site.
- Funeral Home Records
Researchers often find a significant amount of useful information if they are successful in locating an individual's funeral home records. These records often include information brought by and about family members to assist in the composition of an obituary. Researchers are limited to funeral homes that archive their records and are willing to search them.
If you are unable to visit our facility, we will be happy to provide you with copies of records located in our office: Please contact us with your request. It is helpful if you list your subject's name, location and dates of milestones.