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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Catholic Cemeteries Association of Cleveland Adds Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio to its Online Burial Search

Excerpted from the Catholic Cemeteries Association:

"Burial locations are now available online at www.clecem.org for Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park."

"Over the past two years the Catholic Cemeteries Association has embarked upon the consolidation of all burial records into a centralized database. The online burial search and shopping cart are only available at this current point in time for the following cemeteries:
  • All Saints, Northfield
  • All Souls, Chardon
  • Holy Cross, Akron
  • Holy Cross, Brook Park
  • Resurrection, Valley City
  • St. Joseph, Avon
Work is currently ongoing on the following cemeteries: Calvary, Cleveland"

In searching for the surname of "Zagorsky," for example, the search rendered the following results:

Zagorski, Zagor, and Zagorc (no Zagorsky names were found for these cemeteries.  I know there are Zagorsky family members buried at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio; however, Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, is not yet one of the cemeteries active in the online burial search database.)

The Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park can also be found on "Find A Grave" where currently 29,357 interments are listed.