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Cemeteries Information System

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The Cemeteries Information System provides access to biographical, death, and burial information associated with persons interred in the historic burial grounds, curated from these sources:

  • Mount Zion United Methodist Church death and burial records, and member questionnaires

  • Georgetown and Washington DC funeral home records

  • DC Health Department of Health and Death Records

  • Cemetery gravestones and memorials Inscriptions

  • Graves Identified in historical surveys of the burying grounds

  • Historic newspaper's death and funeral notices

  • Input from educators, professional researchers, and descendants


The CIS  contains photos of individuals, images of original documents (including marriage, manumission, emancipation, military service, funeral home, and death notices), and gravestone images.

While the CIS contains death and burial information for thousands of persons interred in the cemeteries, we are seeking to enhance our records - to create biographies that provide insight into the lives of the deceased and the historic Black Georgetown community in which they lived.  Descendants and members of the public are invited to submit "Tips" of information and documents enabling Foundation researchers to enhance or amend biographies of the deceased.  

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