This digital index alphabetically lists approximately 11,000 persons buried in seven of the older cemeteries in Orange County, California, namely, Magnolia Memorial Park, St. Johnís Lutheran (sections I and II), El Toro, Holy Cross, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Yorba, and Santa Ana cemeteries. The user can search for any personís name directly without regarded to which of the seven cemeteries the person is buried in.

This digital index was formed from a six-volume series of publications entitled Tombstone Inscriptions published between 1969 and 1983 by the Orange County California Genealogical Society. Two of the volumes, Volume 4 and 5, are not included in this index. Volume 4 is for the Broadway (Clark) Cemetery in Whittier, Los Angeles County, and Volume 5 for the Anaheim Cemetery in Orange County is still in only handwritten form. It is hoped the names from the Anaheim cemetery will eventually be added to this digital index.

The transcriptions of the thousands of tombstone inscriptions and burial records were made by numerous generous volunteers who are listed in the Acknowledgements below. The transcriptions were taken directly from tombstones or from cemetery burial records, typed up, mimeographed, and printed by these volunteers in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. This index is a direct result of their efforts over thirty years ago to preserve this information for the future.

Digitized Records

Tombstone Inscriptions

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

(714) 536-5549