When visiting the cemetery to look for a specific grave, make sure to map the location of the grave. Draw a picture, making sure to add the graves on all sides of the one in which you are interested. Also, walk through the entire cemetery looking for the same last name. Relatives may be buried in the same cemetery. Wouldn’t you want to find your ancestor’s relatives on the first visit to the cemetery?

You never know when you may get a chance to revisit a cemetery, so gather as much information as possible the first visit!