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Jan 5, 2022

Using the Nationwide Gravesite Locator

In the United States, the Nationwide Gravesite Locator is a powerful resource for finding burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

The information in this database includes burial records from many sources. These sources provide varied data; some searches may contain less information than others. Information on veterans buried in private cemeteries was collected for the purpose of furnishing government grave markers, and does not have information available for burials prior to 1997.

The database of burial information is updated each day.

The Nationwide Gravesite Locator is available at: https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ngl/index.jsp.

In addition, other, similar resources include:

The Arlington National Cemetery provides information at http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/GravesiteLocator/GravesiteLocator.aspx on service members buried there.

The American Battle Monuments Commission provides information on service members buried in overseas cemeteries at http://www.abmc.gov/.