Cemetery Listings

Marty Brunetti's Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri contains an extensive listing of gravesites for many of the cemeteries in Lafayette County.  The one notable exception is St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Concordia, MO.  If you are specifically looking for a gravesite in that cemetery, use the links on the Church Records page of this website.

You might also consider using a site like Find A Grave that includes many cemeteries throughout the U.S.  The second most popular site is BillionGraves.

Finally, you could also try one of the many websites provided by various genealogy groups that include cemetery listings (many are indexed).  For example, if you suspect that an individual may be buried east of Concordia (such as at Immanuel in Sweet Springs), check the Saline County website.

Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

by Marty Brunetti, Odessa, MO

Marty Brunetti compiled a seven volume set of documents entitled Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri.  Page scans of these documents in PDF format can be download from the links below.  These are images of the original document, however, all of the files have been converted to searchable images.  While each of the full volumes has its own index, you can also locate a particular name by using the search facilities of Adobe Acrobat Reader or any equivalent program.  Keep in mind that the Optical Character Recognition used to index the files is not perfect, so it may not index some of the names correctly.  So you may still want to read through the pages to look for a name if a search fails to find it.

Each of volumes is quite large and may take a long time to download.  To determine if you are interested in any of these documents, first read the following listing that shows the contents of each volume.

Brunetti, Table of Contents

You can then download one or more of the files using the following links.

-  Volume 1

- Volume 2

- Volume 3

- Volume 4

- Volume 5

- Volume 6

- Volume 7

Because the previous files are so large, excerpts from them for specific churches of interest in the Concordia area can
 be downloaded using the following links.

- Holy Cross, Emma

Lafayette Baptist

St. John, Emma

St. Matthews, Ernestvillle

St. Peters, Flora

Trinity, Alma

Zion, Corder

Zoar Methodist

Other Cemetery Listings
If you are looking for gravestones in other parts of Missouri, you might try one of the following:
Missouri Cemetery Records Vol 1
MissouriCemetery Records Vol 2
Missouri Cemetery Records Vol 3
Ebenezer Stone Church Burials  (Beouf Creek, MO)

If you have an ancestor buried in a military cemetery, you can do a web search on that phrase to locate many on-line listings for those cemeteries.  A particularly good website for overseas cemeteries of US soldiers is the following:
American Battle Monuments Commission


Material on this website is covered under the Creative Commons
Noncommercial Share Alike license.