Records of the Dearly Departed

Genealogical Treasures(GT) is a new website created by Cris Nagla and Dennis Allen, of Des Moines, both well known to Iowa genealogists. Cris and Dennis not only ably teach genealogy courses throughout Iowa and the Midwest states, but also manage and operate a cemetery in the Des Moines area.
 
Genealogical Treasures.com is indeed a treasure! Cemetery and funeral home records hold valuable details about the dearly departed, and their families too – family researchers should not overlook these resources. GT has digitalized thousands of records from Iowa cemeteries and funeral homes which are now available to site members to search, explore and find out more about their dearly departed kin.
 
Cemeteries and funeral home records hold far more information about the deceased than the grave marker. Files are created for each deceased person containing details of the funeral and burial arrangements, family involved and relationships, maybe a picture of the deceased, costs and who paid (organization or military perhaps), or the eulogy and the name of the minister who delivered the remarks.
 

Cemetery Records – GT contains digitalized records of cemetery files from cemeteries across Iowa and elsewhere. Cemetery records may include burial details, biographical info on the deceased, obituary, names of family members, address at death.

Funeral Home Records – digitalized records also available on GT, are similar in content to cemetery files, but also include funeral arrangements, minister, family names, possibly cause of death, where died, where to be interned and who paid the bill!

 Marriage Records – just a few for now, but like all our databases, this category will grow.  Other helpful resources – Medical terminology list, genealogical educational events,  surname list, and a monthly blog to keep you updated on new GT database additions and “breaking” news too.
 

GT databases continue to grow as more cemetery and funeral home records are digitalized and added online….so check back often! To find out more about Genealogical Treasures, the records and membership go to: https://www.GenTreasures.com .