The original burial records and plot maps for Ward Cemetery were lost in a fire and do not exist in any form in any other location. The current Ward Cemetery records were created by mapping the cemetery off into grids and recording the information from the headstones and funeral home markers. Plot numbers were assigned to the burials based on their location on the grid map. For this reason, burials in Ward Cemetery can be located by plot number only if there is an existing, readable headstone or funeral home marker on the grave. There are many burials in Ward Cemetery that are unmarked. It is not possible to identify persons in the unmarked graves without the original records and plot maps.
You will need a plot number to locate a marked burial using the grid map. All plot numbers of burials in our records correspond to this grid map. If you need a look-up of a plot number or need help locating a marked burial, please send the request using the CONTACT FORM on this website or send an email to the records manager email@example.com or call (304) 981-1116 for burial records information BEFORE visiting the cemetery. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Ward Cemetery has no paid staff and is cared for by volunteers who donate their spare time to help care for the cemetery, so they may not be immediately available to assist you. Please be patient and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
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PLEASE NOTE: Ward Cemetery is NOT connected in any way to the website "Find A Grave" or that website's owner, Ancestry.com. The Ward Cemetery burial information found on the website "Find A Grave" is not an official listing of burials in Ward Cemetery and does not accurately reflect the burial records of Ward Cemetery. There is no automatic upload from Ward Cemetery to the "Find A Grave" website. The information on "Find A Grave" is user-submitted by many different volunteer contributors using both proven and unproven sources, and sometimes the volunteer contributor just makes a guess as to burial location without any documentation at all.