Grand Army of the Republic Cemeteries

Numerous cemeteries in the United States were created and maintained for the purpose of providing final resting places for persons who belonged to a particular society or association. The following record collection in Ancestry Library Edition includes records of burials in many of these cemeteries:

U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current

The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization composed of veterans of the Union Army and Navy, and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service. To locate cemeteries associated with this group, try these searches (case does not matter):

    • SEARCH—CEMETERY gar (Exact)
    SEARCH—CEMETERY grand army republic (Exact)

Among the cemeteries appearing in the search returns (to name but a few):

    • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Devils Lake, ND)
    • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Lewiston, ME)
    • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Miami, OK)
    • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Portland, OR)
    • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Seattle, WA)
    Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery (Snohomish, WA)

Burials in GAR cemeteries can include these Civil War veterans, plus their widows, children, and other descendants.

A search return from this record collection may include some or all of this info:

    • Name:
    • Birth Date:
    • Birth Place:
    • Death Date:
    • Death Place:
    • Cemetery:
    • Burial or Cremation Place:
    • Has Bio?: Y or N (on Find a Grave page)
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Spouse:
    • Children:
    URL: (for Find a Grave page)

Some Find a Grave pages have photos of the person and his/her grave; some do not.

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