Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 17617
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
Library Location:
3650 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
(561) 616-3455
Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
Municipal Cemeteries-Index of Burials
The Society has compiled and published a set of five hard bound books listing over 37,000 burials in the following Palm Beach County municipal cemeteries:
  • Delray Beach Memorial Gardens, Index of 3,750 Burials, 1903-1987. This index includes a separate list of veterans buried there.  Each veteran's name, birth & death years, rank, branch of service, and in which war he or she participated is given.  There are two Civil War vets, nine Spanish American War, one Peacetime, and the rest range from WWI through Vietnam.
  • The Municipal Cemeteries of Lake Worth, Florida: Index of 8,625 Burials, 1923-1997. This index includes burials in the original Pine Crest Municipal Cemetery and in the newer I.A. Banks Memorial Park for blacks.  Pine Crest is well laid out, with one section set aside for veterans at no charge.  In 1998, the cemetery was nearly full.
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, Florida, Index of 10,085 Burials, January 1905-December 1994. Woodlawn was originally designed by Henry Flagler to be a beautiful park as well as a cemetery.  In the early 1900s, people would gather there to socialize on a Sunday afternoon.  There is also a small Jewish cemetery within Woodlawn, which opened in 1923 and all lots were sold by 1952.  The newest section, Woodlawn North, opened in 1975 and is treated separately in this volume.
  • Boynton Beach Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Boynton Beach, Florida, Index of 8,650 Burials, August 1903-April 2005.
    The only standing markers permitted are in the Old Section, but many are illegible and many are missing, along with the early city records.  The mausoleum, located on the western edge of the cemetery, opened in 1980 and as of 2005, had 2100 inurnments or entombments.
  • Boca Raton Municipal Cemetery, Boca Raton, Florida, Index of 6,000 Burials, 1916-2007. The cemetery is in its third location since 1916.  Careful records have been kept of all the reinterments along with the original standing monuments.  Flat ground markers are required in all but the old section.  There is a Jewish section, and also one for infants.  Veterans are buried throughout the cemetery.
The above books are available at our library for research. If you would like one of our librarians to search for a record for you click on the Research Request Button on the left to download the form.