Roselawn Cemetery, formerly known as the Masonic Cemetery, and more formally known as Roselawn Memorial Park, is in Livermore, California (map). The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) surveyed the gravestones in Roselawn Cemetery in the 1980s. The results were included in the book, "Four Cemeteries in Livermore, California," 1988. This book is still available. The full text of the book is also available on this Web site at Livermore Cemeteries.

The burial records, as distinct from the gravestone inscriptions, of Roselawn Cemetery have never before been published. L-AGS is pleased to present them for the first time on these Web pages.

The original and digitized burial records are in the possession of:

Art Monument Co. Inc.
26295 Mission Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94544
Tel. (510) 581-1206

The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society thanks David McLennan and Julie Taylor of the Art Monument Co. for making the digitized records available to the world of genealogists.

Several features of burial records make them useful supplements to the gravestone inscriptions. Of course there is much duplication of information between the two sources, but that is also useful as corroboration. First, the burial records extend to 1999, while the gravestone information ends in 1987. Also, burial records contain much information that never appears on gravestones, for example, cause of death and name of next of kin. Finally, burial records furnish the only data about interments without gravestones.

The recommended method of using the burial information is to return to the L-AGS Home Page, enter the name of interest in the site-wide search engine, then follow up any hits that refer to Roselawn Cemetery Burial Records. The advantage of this approach is that it will also locate names of next of kin in the records. An alternate method is to use the Name Index to Roselawn Cemetery Burial Records. In either case, links lead to one of eleven pages, each of which covers one part of the cemetery. The browser's "Find" function should then be used to locate the name on the page. Within the page, the records are sorted by grave location, so that a burial can be viewed in context, that is, so that the all-important information about who is buried nearby is easily seen. The eleven pages can be accessed directly from the following list:

Sections 0-8
Sections 9-13
Sections 14-20
Sections 21-25
Sections 26-29
Sections 30-34
Sections 35-36
Sections 37-I
Section J
Sections K to K-15-3
Sections K-15-5 to Rose

Name Index to Roselawn Cemetery Burial Records


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