Burial Records

How do I find the grave of someone buried at Oakland?

Please send an e-mail to jchisholm@oaklandcemetery.com or sreed@atlantaga.gov or call Jennifer Chisholm at (404) 688-2107 or Sam Reed at 404/658-6019 and give us as much information as you know about the deceased: full name; approximate date of death; any Regimental or Company information for soldiers. We will check the records and get back with you shortly.

The easiest way to determine where people are buried is to obtain an unofficial copy (less expensive) of their death certificate from the county in which they lived or died. The State of Georgia Archives [(678) 364–3710] also has many of these records (post-1922) from various counties. Also, the Atlanta History Center Archives [(404) 814-4040] has a copy of the late Franklin Garrett’s Necrology on microfilm and available online. The necrology contains information on selected burials in the metropolitan Atlanta area between 1857 and 1931.