Cemetery offices such as the Cape Metropolitan council keep records and
registers of burials. These registers are invaluable for the amount of
information that can be found. The big black book records the deceased
persons name, age, date of death, date of burial, cause of death, place
of death, mortician, officiating minister, cemetery, plot number, depth
at which the body is buried as well as religious denomination e.g.
Episcopal, Lutheran, Jewish, Muslim etc.
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