How do you research unmarked graves?
An example below from the Old Sparta Cemetery in Sparta, TN. I have heard of ancestry.com and roots web, but is there other options? I thought ancestry was for your families' genealogy but could not help research an unmarked gravesite.
Ask the local historical society if they have records as to what family is buried there.
You can check with the department where burials are recorded to see if they also track the location of each dead body - and then see which people are recorded as here.
If you know, or have been told that someone is buried in a cemetery, but has no headstone, you can always ask the caretaker. They have records. That's how I confirmed that two of my grandmother's brothers were buried in Newtown Cemetery. The other (born in 1903) has never been found and may have been buried in my great-grandparent's backyard.
If the person or people you are looking for was Quaker, we didn't use headstones in the early days, but there are records at Meetinghouses.
You can also try www.findagrave.com.
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