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Family History at the Nabb Center: Cemeteries

General Resources


  1. Index to Hudson Cemetery Records (Sussex County, Delaware) (& supplement)    F172.S8 R42   F172.S8 R43
  2. Abstracts of the Obituary Book 1826-1849 Sussex County Delaware    F172.S8 S316
  3. Tombstones of Sussex County Delaware (5 vol)    F172.S8 T65
  4. Cemeteries Around Laurel, Delaware Vol 1    F174.L3 B74
  5. Cemeteries in Laurel, Delaware (not including Odd Fellows Cemetery)    F174.L38.B75
  6. Odd Fellows Cemetery Laurel, Delaware     F172.S8 B74
  7. Sussex Co., Delaware Cemeteries (Ralph Hill, Phillips Family, Records Family, Cooper Family, Collins Family, Badley Family)    GT3210.D4 B4
  8. SCFH 25 Hudson and Tatnall’s Cemetery Records of Sussex Cty, DE


These 26 ledgers comprise the handwritten records of Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland, dating from the 1870s to 2011. Included are lot sale records, burial record ledgers, lot information booklets, lot owner binders, and more. There are both alphabetical listings of lot owners (binders) and lot-ordered listings for both single sites and family lots (ledgers). Listings include financial information for lot sales, internments, and names of deceased.

These ledgers document the Houston Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland, which was founded in 1901 by African American community leader, Solomon Houston. The ledgers record interments, payments, and more from 1915 to 1937. 
The ledgers come from the Linda Duyer African American History Collection at the Nabb Research Center (2012.021). For more information, visit the finding aid here.

  1. Tombstone Records of Dorchester County    F187.D6 J76
  2. Some Delmarva Cemeteries    F187.E2 G375
  3. Cemetery Records of Somerset County Maryland    F187.S7 V24
  4. Cemeteries of Princess Anne Maryland: Antiock United Methodist, St. Andrews Episcopal, Manokin Presbyterian, Beechwood Cemetery    F187.S7 V24
  5. Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico     F187.W5 J3
  6. Taylor's Cemetery Sharptown, MD    GT3210.B47
  7. Sharptown Firemen's Cemetery (Old Red Men's Cemetery)    GT3210.M3 B46
  8. The Wicomico Cemeteries Project: Parson's Cemetery (online    GT3210.M3 W53
  9. Old Mardela Cemetery Mardela Springs, MD    GT3210.M3 I67
  10. One Kind Favor: See That My Grave's Kept Clean: African American Burial Sites of Dorchester and Wicomico Counties, Maryland    GT3211.M3 D8


  1. Tombstone Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia (Compiled by Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles, III and Barry W. Miles)    F232.A2 C37
  2. Grave Stones: Inscriptions from Lower Accomack County, Virginia (Compiled by Joan Merritt Mihalyka and Fay Downing Wilson)    F232.A2 M54