Thursday, March 09, 2006

Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Nationwide Gravesite Locator started as a database of veterans buried in VA national cemeteries since the Civil War, and in state military cemeteries and Arlington National Cemetery since 1999. Recently, the VA added 1.9 million records (mostly for veterans and their family members buried in private cemeteries since January 1997), the total number of records now exceeding 5 million. The database may be searched by first and last name, dates of birth and death, and name of cemetery. Records generally include the veteran's rank, branch of service, the war in which he or she served, and birth and death dates.