Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Navy Burial Records, 1898-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Department of the Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Burial Records, compiled 1898–1931. ARC ID: 2694772. Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 1812–1975, Record Group 52. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Navy Burial Records, 1898-1932

This database contains registers and lists from Navy ships, hospitals, training centers, and other installations. The lists provide details on the disposition of remains of the dead. They typically contain at least the following details:

  • name
  • rank or rate
  • place and date of death

They may also list birth date, cause of death, whether a patient in hospital, name and address for next of kin, place and date of burial, nativity/birth place/where from, even date of funeral and who was notified about the death.

Not all of the people on these lists are Navy personnel. Family members or other civilians who were treated at Navy facilities might be included, as well as members of the United States Marine Corps. Though this collection is not comprehensive, it does include a broad range of facilities, from a Marine brigade field hospital in Tientsin, China, to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Colorado.