San Fernando #3, aka Roselawn Memorial Park,
1735 Cupples Road,
No website. This is a volunteer submitted review:
"I took a Find-A-Grave photo request sheet into their office, consisting of about 25 requests, and they told me that
since these were not direct relatives that it would be $50 an hour to research the information." -- Chuck, TX
EL PASO COUNTY
Restlawn Memorial Park F
El Paso,TX, 79904
[Staff at Information Desk] by telephone to find a relative's burial plot. They were at first reluctant to provide, telling
me I should come in and they would take me out to the site. After I insisted, they provided me with a burial plot location,
which proved to be nonexistent. Further telephone calls have proved fruitless." -- Mary, Calif. Genealogist
Attempts to reach Debbie Hernandez, Manager, were unsuccessful.
Guedry Cemetery A+
Batson, TX 77519
This is probably the most forward-thinking cemetery organization I have encountered.
With over 2,600 grave sites, this is no small country cemetery. By visiting their website, you can get the section & plot
number from searching by name or SSN. The downside is the site states the database hasn't been updated since 2007, however
if you contact them, they will be happy to let you know where the gravesite is located. If I could give them a higher
rating than an A+, I would.
Forest Park Lawndale C+
6900 Lawndale Street
Houston, TX 77023
In 2008 I was asked by a lady in Virginia to please photograph the headstone
of some cousins who had died in the 1950's. The staff at the information desk treated me horribly, once they realized I
was not a family member. I had heard many complaints about this cemetery from other volunteer photographers prior to my contact
with the cemetery staff. The complaints were well founded. I will say that once I got past the information desk staff and
met with the Family Services rep, they were nice and helpful.
Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home & Cemetery A+
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 497-6166 - Fax
531-8183 - Fax
This very large cemetery was helpful
in getting the locations while we waited. They even offered to come show us where the locations were if we had trouble.
Grand View Funeral Home & Memorial Park A+
8501 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505
This is a volunteer submitted review: "I recently
discovered I have several family members buried here. When I called to get the grave location, the staff member could not
have been more gracious and helpful. " -- James, AZ
Memorial Oaks Funeral Home D-
13001 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
Phone No: (281) 497-2210
rating for this funeral home has changed several times recently and this is a direct result of their inaction to
find even 1 grave location on a list of 25 within a 2 week period. Their stated primary goal is to help the
grieving family at the moment but they say they will honor request for grave-site locations so volunteers can fulfill
headstone photograph request. The issue arises that they have agreed to provide the information and have not done so in a
reasonable and timely manner. Not even one grave location. Once they agree to provide the information, the request sits
in limbo. No one else can ask, unless it is a family member. If they are checking this review, they can call the staff, request
the information and then locate someone in the area, give them the information and thereby, hopefully fulfill the request to
take the headstone photo. The real loser here is the requester, usually a family member, even if not directly connected.
The volunteer usually has no connection and so, they just move one to a more service friendly funeral home and fulfill
someone else's request. Not the ideal situation for people who have someone buried in this cemetery.
Resthaven Cemetery A+
13102 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77060
Tel. (281) 443-0063
Fax (281) 443-0205
I requested 8 grave site locations and provided the requests from the original
requesters. I was put off for over 2 weeks, calls weren't answered and finally I was brushed off. I contacted Mr. John Earthman
and related the incident to him. He quickly responded, offered an apology and is gathering the information himself! Thank
you Mr. Earthman! The people making the request are very appreciative too, I am sure!
Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery A+
2602 South Houston Ave.
Humble, TX 77396-3701
This very large cemetery is one of the friendliest and most helpful cemeteries to work with. The
staff are always ready and willing to assist with the grave locations. The internments are computerized and the large section
maps are right there at the desk. They look the person up, and mark it on a section map. Once, there were 2 people I
just could not find and the lady came out and showed me where they were! Just an excellent group of people!
On the day I visited their offices to inquire about a grave
location, they had just finished 2 funerals, and were making preparations for a third that afternoon. Even though
I had called the day before and requested the information, I still needed to visit the office several times before it was
determined, there was no marker for the gravesite I was seeking. Each time the staff was just wonderful and very
helpful. The Family Services staff did everything to help me and offered to take me to the site if I couldn't find it. Excellent!
Houston, TX 77055
to Woodlawn Cemetery many times to take photos and have always found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Also, there
are two other volunteers I know who go there often and they've never had a negative experience with any of the staff, either."
-- Susan, Reviewer
Historic Hollywood Cemetery &
3506 N Main St
Houston, TX 77009-5642
website. This historic cemetery is under new ownership and the General Manager, Cheryl Danford, has made customer
service her top priorty. Headstones have been uprighted and the grounds are looking great and no longer have that
"abandoned" look. Over 100 gravesites have been recovered. Lisa, with Tracking Your Roots had this to say about her experience: "This cemeterys customer service has improved
from a zero to a ten since Cheryl took over!! My kudos to her-we'd tried for months to get assistance from the precious
managment with NO success. Once Cheryl was in place we were able to obtain maps and quickly and efficiently provided with
burial location information."
It was my pleasure to
re-review this Cemetery and upgrade their rating to our hightest!