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This page is a work in progress draft which will serve as a proposal to replace Help:Category Cemetery Formatting. This page should not be considered official until it has been approved and moved to the Help namespace.

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Canada

The basic format for cemeteries in Category: Canada, Cemeteries is [[Category:Cemetery Name, Location, Province]]. As an example, see:

Note: Not all provinces and territories in Canada are structured the same. This is especially prevalent in rural areas! For example, Ontario has districts, counties, and townships, while Manitoba has rural municipalities. Please check the relevant province/territory sections for further details.

For questions or more information, see Canada Cemeteries Team or post in G2G with the tags canada, cemeteries and categorization.

Province / TerritoryGuidelines
AlbertaThe province of Alberta, Canada, is divided into different types of municipal corporations (local governments). For the purpose of Cemetery Categorization, Alberta Cemeteries should use an incorporated area's name (City, Town or Village) along with the province Alberta:

Alberta also has numerous unincorporated communities (including urban service areas, hamlets and a townsite) which are not independent municipalities in their own right and should not be used in cemetery names.

British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan

Ireland

Ireland is divided into Baronies, Civil Parishes, Townlands and Towns/Villages. Cemeteries in Ireland are categorized at the Townland or Town/Village level.

The basic format for cemeteries in Category: Ireland, Cemeteries is [[Category:Cemetery Name, Location, County]]. As an example, see:

Given the sheer number of townlands and towns/villages in Ireland, it may be necessary to set up the associated place category at the same time. For a listing of all counties and teams in Ireland, see the Ireland Counties Team table.

For questions or more information, see Ireland Cemeteries Team or post in G2G with the tags ireland, cemeteries and categorization.


United States

The basic format for cemeteries in Category: United States, Cemeteries is [[Category:Cemetery Name, Location, State]]. As an example, see:

Note: Not all States in the US are structured the same. This is especially prevalent in states like Louisiana (which uses parishes instead of counties) and Pennsylvania (which has townships in the municipal structure)! Please check the relevant State sections for further details.

For questions or more information, see United States Cemeteries Team or post in G2G with the tags united states, cemeteries and categorization.

StateGuidelines
Alabama
Alaska
ArizonaArizona is divided into 15 counties. Municipalities are cities and towns. When creating cemetery category names for Arizona, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Town, State]] (If the cemetery is in a town, it uses the town name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)
ArkansasArkansas municipalities are divided into three categories based on population. City of the First Class, City of the Second Class, and Incorporated Town. Arkansas does not use villages or civil townships as possible designations for its minor civil divisions. When creating cemetery category names for Arkansas, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Town, State]] (If the cemetery is in a town, it uses the town name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho Idaho is divided into 44 counties and contains incorporated municipalities legally described as cities. When creating cemetery category names for Idaho, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Town, State]] (If the cemetery is in a town, it uses the town name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
KansasAll incorporated communities in Kansas are called cities. When creating cemetery category names for Kansas, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)
Kentucky
Louisiana
MaineMunicipalities in the US state of Maine include cities and towns. When creating cemetery category names for Maine, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Town, State]] (If the cemetery is in a town, it uses the town name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)
Maryland
MassachusettsMassachusetts is divided first by Counties, then by municipal corporations (cities and towns) with their own governments. When creating cemetery category names for Massachusetts, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Town, State]] (If the cemetery is in a town, it uses the town name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)

Cemeteries in villages use the town name in the cemetery category name. The list of villages in Massachusetts and their respective towns can be found here. Please use this as a reference when creating cemetery categories for Massachusetts.

Example:
[[Category: Ancient Cemetery, Barnstable, Massachusetts]], which is linked here.
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
NebraskaNebraska is divided into 93 counties. Incorporated communities in Nebraska are legally classified as cities or villages, depending on their population. When creating category names for cemeteries in Nebraska, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]]; (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Village, State]] (If the cemetery is in a village, it uses the village name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]]; (if the cemetery is outside of a city or village, it uses the county name)
NevadaNevada is divided into 17 counties and contains 19 incorporated municipalities. Incorporated places in the state are legally described as cities, except for the state capital Carson City, which has no legal description but is considered an independent city as it is not located in any county. When creating category names for cemeteries in Nevada, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
OhioOhio is divided first by Counties, then by municipalities (cities and villages), and townships. When creating cemetery category names for Ohio, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]]; (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Village, State]] (If the cemetery is in a village, it uses the village name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]]; (if the cemetery is outside of a city or village, it uses the county name)
Oklahoma
Oregon
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania is divided into counties. Counties are further subdivided into municipalities that are either incorporated as cities, boroughs, or townships. (There is one town in the entire state: Bloomsburg was incorporated as a town in 1870 and is, officially, the only town in the state). When creating category names for cemeteries in Pennsylvania, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]]; (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Borough, State]] (If the cemetery is in a borough, it uses the borough name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Township, County, State]] (If the cemetery is in a township, it uses the township name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (If the cemetery is in a county, it uses the county name)
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
WyomingWyoming has 23 counties and 99 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities and towns.When creating cemetery category names for Wyoming, the valid formats are:
[[Category:Cemetery Name, Town, State]] (If the cemetery is in a town, it uses the town name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, City, State]] (if the cemetery is in a city, it uses the city name)
[[Category:Cemetery Name, County, State]] (if the cemetery is outside of a city or town, it uses the county name)




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