Veterans Burial Records, ca. 1775 to 2008
The Veterans Burial Records Index holds an extensive 3,258,924 records in its collection to document military veterans in the United States who are buried in VA national cemeteries and private burial locations. The burial records in this collection are dated between 1775 and 2008 and were compiled and are currently stored by National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs. Individuals can learn more information about the Veterans Burial Records Index by visiting the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs website.
Information Available In This Collection
The Veterans Burial Records Index includes a variety of information on veterans that have served their country throughout the history of the United States. This archive includes the full name of the veteran, as well as a date of birth and death. Military service information is also provided. Precise information about the burial is included when available, such as the date of interment, location of the cemetery and the precise burial plot.
The burial records in this archive have been compiled by the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs, and it includes information on veterans buried within VA national and private cemeteries. However, information prior to 1997 is not complete on veterans who are not buried at official VA cemeteries, since the primary purpose of collecting this information was to furnish government grave markers for veterans buried in other locations.
About the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs
The records of the Veterans Burial Records Index are held by the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs at:
Utah State Archives
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Each burial record in the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs contains all of the information listed above, which make it easier to locate the specific veteran you are searching for in this massive collection. An additional branch of the administration also handles requests for burial locations for veterans who are buried overseas. Requests can be made through this website or directly through the administration by mail. Most requests take approximately four weeks to process.
The Veterans Burial Records Index in the National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs are recorded by the veteran's full name. Providing additional information, such as the date of death, and type of military service will make searches that much quicker and more accurate.
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