Can you be buried in a church?
Churchyard. A burial can take place in a churchyard if the person who has died is a local parishioner. In some areas, churchyard burial space may be limited or even full.
What is a community grave?
Unlike a private grave that is purchased by a family or individual, a common grave serves a commercial purpose. For those who didn’t have the means to pay for a private burial, the cemetery personnel would bury people who died over a few days within a single grave. A common grave has no headstone or marker.
How do I find where relatives are buried?
Find a Grave
- Go to www.Findagrave.com.
- Enter the first name (if known) and the last name of your ancestor. The last name is required.
- Enter any additional information, if known, such as year of birth and the place your ancestor may be buried. If you don’t know this information, simply leave the field blank.
Can you be buried without a church service?
A non-religious funeral can be held anywhere. The ceremony can take place at a crematorium or cemetery chapel, natural burial site or in a non-religious venue such as a parish hall or hotel. Services can also be held in some of our larger funeral homes or even in your own home.
Can you have a funeral service at any church?
It is everyone’s right to have their funeral at their parish church, whether you attended that church or not. Interment is another matter, as many churches do not have their own graveyard attached or the graveyard is full, which is an accelerating problem in itself for many churches.
What is a niche grave?
Niche means a space in a mausoleum or columbarium used or intended to be used for the inurnment of cremated human remains.
How do I find out where someone is buried in Michigan?
To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.
- Go to the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Enter: Michigan in the Place box.
- Click on: Search.
- Click on: Cemeteries.
- Click on: Places within Michigan.
- Click on the county you want to search.
- Click on Places within United States, Michigan, county name.