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Genealogical Research

Cemetery records contain information regarding the burial only. Typically this information includes: date of death, place of death, date of burial, date of birth or age, place of birth, parish from which the person was buried, and mortuary.

Cemetery records do not include maiden names, names and addresses of relatives or children, nor death certificates.

Due to the time and expense involved in research, it is necessary to charge a fee of $75.00 for research requests. Checks may be made payable to Holy Cross Cemetery. Please allow 12 – 15 weeks for research to be completed. The research fee may be refunded if no information is available.

In order to locate the correct information, please complete the Genealogy Request Form and mail to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, P.O. Box 1577, Colma, CA 94014 with your check in the amount of $75.00.

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Genealogy Resources

San Francisco Genealogy Site


Grave locations available for Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma from 1887 � 2001
SF Genealogy Search

Archives of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

Chris Doan, Archivist

San Francisco Department of Public Health
(Birth/Death Records)
101 Grove St., Room 105
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-2700

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder
(Marriage/Property Records)
City Hall Room 109
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4698
(415) 554-4580

California Department of Health Services

Office of Vital Records
304 S St./P.O. Box 730241
Sacramento, CA 94244-0241
(916) 445-2684

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 5083
San Mateo, CA 94402-0083
(650) 572-2929

Sutro Library

480 Winston Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 731-4477

National Archives – Pacific Region

1000 Commodore Dr.
San Bruno, CA 94066