Interred Persons & Reserved Lot List (Excel)

 

Location Map

 IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE LOCATING A GRAVE SITE PLEASE CONTACT THE SUPERINTENDENT. Michael J. Morris  612-998-0077 or send your inquiry by email  michaeljmorris@comcast.net  PLEASE DETERMINE LOT LOCATIONS BEFORE ARRIVING TO THE CEMETERY.  THERE IS NO ON-GROUNDS STAFF TO ASSIST YOU ONCE YOU ARE THERE. 

 

Instructions for finding grave locations

Click on Interred Persons List.  This will download an Excel spreadsheet to your computer (see bottom left corner of your screen for the tab).  Click on the Excel tab to open the file.  Interred persons are listed alphabetically.  You can search the list by going to the upper right corner of Excel and clicking on "Find".  Type the last name into the Find box and click Find Next.  This should take you to a listing of all those persons with that last name.  Keep in mind possible multiple spellings for last names.  

Note the lot number next to the name.  

Old Section -  Persons with a lot number beginning with "Sec-O" are interred in the Old Section of the cemetery.  This is the northern half of the property which is divided by an asphalt walking path running east/west.  The lot number will read "Sec-O Lot ___ Gr-___".  Simply go to the Location Map (you can download it as well), and search for the Lot Number on the map.  Each row of Lot Numbers represents a line of monuments.  Simply count the number of rows either up or down from a vantage point on the map (typically a road), and you should be able to find the Lot location.   Some Lots in the Old Section also have a sub-row number called "Sec".  Sec 2 within a Lot Number is to the north.  Sec 1 within a Lot Number is to the south.  Just make it to the Lot Number and you should be able to spot what you are looking for.  

Old Section burials were done with a north/south orientation.  As you look at the details of the monument face, the grave is on the BACK SIDE of the monument, or to the north.  Head is closest to the monument (i.e. "headstone"), and feet are to the north.  

 

New Section -  Persons with a Lot Number that begins with "Sec 1" or "Sec 2, 3,4,5,6" are interring in the New Sections.  This is the southern half of the cemetery.  Determine the New Section lot number you are looking for.  Then go to the Location Map.  Find the general Section (there are 6 sections).   The New Section numbers are designated by Section-Blk (block)-Lot-Gr (grave). In the Section find the Block number.  Then find the Lot and Grave numbers.  If you are in the correct Section, and you are in the general area of the Block number, you should be able to pick out the location of the grave.  Sorry, these cemetery lot locations can sometimes be tricky to find if you are not familiar with the location nomenclature.  That's just the way it is. If you can locate the New Section Number and the Block Number location, you should be able to find the grave you are looking for.  

Evergreen Section (Interfaith/Cremation) -  If you look on the location map in the middle/southern portion of the cemetery, you will see an area bounded by a green hedge designation.  This is the Interfaith Section.  Cremation burial is also allowed in this area.  

Baby Section - There is a Baby Section that runs along the northern edge of the cemetery property bounded by arborvitae trees.  There are also baby burials next to the 2nd gate along 70 1/2 Street. 

Find a Grave -  FInd a Grave is an online, free service that catalogs and photographs of headstones in cemeteries.  If you are looking for an image of a headstone, this may be a good resource for you to check. http://www.findagrave.com.  Find a Grave is an independent service and not affiliated with Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery.  MJC is not responsible for the content or accuracy of their data or findings.