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Cemetery plot abbrevations and formats

Use these cemetery abbreviations and data entry formats for your plot searches. You may use just the section abbreviation, or include any of the plot format to narrow your search. The plot format does not include the grave number because the typical plot search is of the surrounding area of the grave. The format must be used as shown. I.E. hyphens or spaces must be used as indicated. Replace the # symbol with the appropriate plot SECTION, ROW and LOT numbers.

EXAMPLE: If a relative was found at Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery in plot location Gate 3 Section 2 Row 23 Lot 173 Grave 27 you could search for other possible relatives by doing a Plot contains Gate 3 Section 2 Row 23 Lot 173 as per the format: Gate 3 Section # Row ## Lot #. Or, if you had a name and plot information of someone buried at Westlawn Cemetery in the Carnation section, you could use the format of CAR and associated numbers to find possible relatives.w

NOTE: THERE IS NO WILD CARD FEATURE.

CEMETERY with plot formats
NOTES AND EXPLANATION
Anshe Motele Cemetery


##.##.#.####.#. 40.15.2.3101.5 refers to:
Gate 40, Section 15, Row 2, Lot 3101, Grave 5.
Hebrew Name Refers to name on plaque
Hebrew Benevolent Society 2 & 3  
Gate 2 Section # Row ## Lot #  
Gate 3 Section # Row ## Lot #  
Westlawn Cemetery  
A-#-##-##  
B-#-##-##  
C-#-##-##  
D-#-##-##  
E-#-##-##  
CAR-#-##-## Carnation
DAH-#-##-## Dahlia
DAI-#-##-## Daisy
EAS-#-##-## Eastlake
ELM-#-##-## Elm
EVE-#-##-## Evergreen
GAR-#-##-## Gardenia
MAP-#-##-## Maple
MEM-#-##-## Memorial
NC1  
NC2  
NC3  
NC4  
NC5  
NC6  
ORC-#-##-## Orchid
PET-#-##-## Petunia
POP-#-##-## Poppy
Sec-POP Row-# Lot# Poppy
ROS-#-##-## Rose
VIO-#-##-## Violet
Sec-VIO Row-# Lot# Violet
WES-#-##-## Westlake

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